He’s got nothing else. Saúl Lliuya’s Peruvian Andes community faces the constant threat of annihilation. Global warming is weakening glaciers above a lake and could cause a devastating flash flood in the villages downstream. He can’t stop the world’s industry from polluting, so, after connecting with German climate advocates, he sued RWE, Germany’s largest energy utility.
Could it make a difference? The suit alleges that RWE creates 1 percent of the emissions raising global temperatures, and thus threatening Peruvian homes. While any effect will be too late, to Lliuya, it’s a “shout” to change the world.