Can legal action force governments and businesses to respond to climate change?

Australia's devastating summer bushfires, and now flooding rains, fit with scientific predictions for how climate change might affect the weather.

For many in the community this extreme weather highlights the need for a political response, yet more and more people believe governments and companies aren't doing enough to combat the changing climate.

Can the courts provide a solution?  Professor Jacqueline Peel wrote for ABC News.

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