CLIMATE COURT

Hundreds of litigants across the United States have gone to court over climate change and tens of millions of dollars are spent on these battles. More and more cases are being brought everyday. Scientific evidence is increasingly brought to motivate court decisions. Yet, little is known about who is winning and losing, why, and who will win in the future. 

CLIMATE COURT is a feature-length documentary film that investigates how the fight over climate change is being made in a place few have examined - the courts. The nation’s leading legal experts and litigants themselves describe how the court system has become the place they go to affect climate change. We see the day-to-day struggles of plaintiffs desperate to protect their lives, businesses, and futures as Congress fails to act and extreme weather events bring more and more suits.

 

Producers
Sabrina McCormick
Deborah McClutchy

Editors
Liza Hamilton

Research
Daniel Kim

Intern
Jilian Elkin