This episode examines what the U.S. government knew - as far back as 1965 - about the potentially catastrophic effects of a fossil fuel-based energy system. We hear from a former policy advisor for president Carter who witnessed how several presidential administrations responded to the threat of climate change. Also, we hear from two young Americans who say they have been harmed by the decisions of past presidents and are suing the U.S. Government’s for it’s promotion and protection of fossil fuels.
No Ordinary Lawsuit offers the inside story of a constitutional lawsuit over the future of the planet. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.