Filling the evidentiary gap in climate litigation

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 28 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01086-7

Legal cases to force governments to reduce emissions or to pursue compensation for climate change-related losses are increasing. The scientific evidence used in such cases is found to be lagging behind state-of-the-art climate science; using up-to-date methodologies could improve causation claims.