Fossil Fuel Companies Owe Reparations to Countries They Are Destroying

Activists from Friends of the Earth during a demonstration calling for an end to all new oil and gas projects in the North Sea outside the UK government’s hub during the Cop26 summit in Glasgow. (Jane Barlow / Getty)

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of “Climate Crimes,” a special series by The Guardian and Covering Climate Now. Mark Hertsgaard is Covering Climate Now’s executive director.

Glasgow, Scotland—Mohammed Nasheed made global headlines in 2009 by convening the world’s first underwater cabinet meeting.

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