It points to evidence that the companies, and the industry as a whole, knew of the damages they were causing and of the harm caused by burning fossil fuels, yet they misled the public by trying to hide that information while continuing work to expand the use of fossil fuels and increase profits. "We unequivocally reject the allegations that Exxon Mobil has suppressed climate change research", he said.
Six months later, New York City is doing just that, in a big way.
Climate leaders responded with unbridled enthusiasm at the news.
At least one of the companies - ExxonMobil - is fighting back.
The decision "puts New York City in a position of national leadership and is an important move towards achieving climate justice for communities on the frontline of the crisis", Yeampierre predicted. Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of 350.org, said: "New York City today becomes a capital of the fight against climate change on this planet". Michael Burger, executive director of Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, said no city has successfully sued a fossil-fuel company for climate change damages.
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a United States environmental advocacy group, said the lawsuit could go some way towards covering the costs of protecting NY residents against climate change.
So far, that has not been the case. The other companies did not immediately comment. Chevron said the compliant was "factually and legally meritless", according to the WSJ. "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a global issue that requires global engagement". A recent study showed that oil company ExxonMobil sowed doubt about human-caused climate change, even as its own scientific papers and internal documents acknowledged the problem. Shell called climate change "a complex societal challenge" that should be addressed "through sound government policy and cultural change", and not in court. "Lawsuits of this kind - filed by trial attorneys against an industry that provides products we all rely upon to power the economy and enable our domestic life - simply do not do that". Shell's spokesman echoed that sentiment. In 2012 Superstorm Sandy hit NY and surrounding areas, and the resulting roughly $70 billion in storm damages made it the second-costliest weather disaster in USA history, second only to Hurricane Katrina.
The total in the pension fund is $189 billion ($AU236 billion).
The oil majors largely dismissed the suit.
There are about 190 fossil-fuel firms in which the pension funds are invested, and NYCERS and the Teachers Retirement System make up about two-thirds of those investments. The death toll was 117 and the damages were about $65 billion. "That is what it means in human and real terms".
"We're saying simply that this city - which suffered so deeply after Hurricane Sandy - has literally experienced billions and billions of dollars of damage as a result of climate change that these specific companies aided and abetted, and they should pay damages for that, very much the same way that tobacco companies were forced to pay damages for the awful impact that they had knowingly on public health for so many years".
The mayor's office said the "resiliency" program could cost the city upwards of $US20 billion ($A25billion) in the near future. "And what a terrible, disgusting way to profit". It's time that they are held accountable.
"Because we have to change the reality in our society, first of all".
On Ivanov's profile page, it says that Redux achieved a "successful exit" in August 2017, but it does not state the buyer. Alphabet Inc is the parent company of Google and owns numerous companies, and continues to acquire even more.
The Hidden Ones is the first DLC expansion for Ubisoft's latest Assassin's Creed game and is due to launch this month. Assassin's Creed Origins will be receiving some big content updates this year starting this month.
Additional content for Pokkén Tournament DX , Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Super Mario Odyssey was also revealed. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game.
The NFL have confirmed ticketing information on the three NFL London 2018 games will be available on January 18. According to the Tribune, NFL rules state teams in temporary home stadiums are required to play global games.
It's very risky to factor in things you don't know anything about. "And my experience with Woody is he's empowering to women ". Dylan reflected on how she made the decision to publish the letter following Allen being awarded the Cecil B.
The region was rocked by a devastating quake last November, in which more than 400 people were killed and around 6,700 injured. Baldwin, speaking from Golden, Colorado, said that "it's ongoing activity there".
The US has not officially engaged in direct talks with North Korea since the Six-Party Talks of the Bush administration. How responsible people around him, or supporting him, can dismiss this or laugh it off is beyond me".
Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Southee and Astle snapped up two wickets apiece. The biggest partnership of Pakistan's innings was for the eighth wicket as Shadab and Hasan put on 70.
Gilbert tried to get her TV mom to walk away from the controversy bait by asking if Roseanne was "sure" she wanted to go there. Roseanne Barr apparently thinks that she would make a better president than Oprah Winfrey - or Susan Sarandon for that matter.
What If Tonya Harding Were Black?
Note that you won't hear the phrase "black trash" among the sorts of people who find Harding's life story amusing. Brodesser-Akner is a writer whose work on damaging, sexist media narratives is some of the sharpest I've seen.
Ridley Scott 'betrayed and angry' by pay gap
The reps said the actor "never" works for free and demanded the money , with the financiers agreeing to pay as they had no choice. It is possible that those representing Williams did not know about the deal that Wahlberg was able to secure.
Kanye West grants the wish of a girl dying of cancer
Sadly, the fan passed away not long after the conversation. "She passed yesterday", said the fan. "I think Kim was there too". Kim and Kanye also have a four-year-old daughter North and are expecting a third daughter via surrogate.