Lawsuit hotspot.

Bloomberg Law takes an in-depth look at Hawaii's emergence as a "hotbed" of climate lawsuits. The state supreme court declared a stable climate an affirmative right earlier this year.

Hawaii, with its precolonial tradition for resource protection, is setting a precedent for other U.S. states as well as other Pacific Island nations being hit hard by global warming.

Amena H. Saiyid

Washington D.C. Correspondent