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This Peruvian man is suing an energy company because climate change might destroy his house

This Peruvian man is suing an energy company because climate change might destroy his house

This segment originally aired Mar. 6, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

VICE News’ Arielle Duhaime-Ross travels to the Peruvian Andes where, for the first time, a single individual is suing a company over the effects of climate change.

In this case, Saúl Luciano Lliuya, a local mountain guide in the Andean town of Huaraz, claims that one of the most prolific greenhouse gas emitters in the world, the German company RWE, is partially responsible for the glacial melt which might cause a nearby lake to overflow and destroy his house.

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