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Project December 20, 2023

The Climate Litigation Simulation


Climate change is one of the defining crises of our time, and climate litigation is poised to play a pivotal role.

Every summer, a court room at a Minnesota law school fills with climate scientists who learn how to testify as expert witnesses. Their weeklong training program doubles as a testing ground for one of the biggest, thorniest issues confronting the wave of lawsuits: scientific evidence.

In this feature for Undark Magazine, journalist Peter Smith follows one class as it confronts the messy intersection of litigation and scientific communication. It's a kind of Petri dish and, quite possibly, a prequel for what’s to come.


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Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change