The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U. S. and International Aspects (edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fisher Kuh)

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The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U. S. and International Aspects (edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fisher Kuh)

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A comprehensive resource of laws aimed at increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, this compendium is written by authorities from private practice, government, and academia. This state-of-the-art compendium examines how laws are being modified, finessed, or imagined to deal with the impacts of climate change, both in the United States and around the globe.

The laws that attempt to reduce climate change are well known. But what about laws to deal with the climate change that will occur regardless of these efforts? The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change takes a sweeping look at the current and proposed legal aspects of coping with climate change--from drought, extreme precipitation, heat waves, and wild fires to global shifts in temperature, sea level, water and food supply, coastal conditions, infrastructure, ecosystems, and human health and economies.

Applicable laws exist at all levels (international, national, state, local) and in different forms (constitutions, statutes, agency regulations, judicial decisions, private agreements, voluntary guidelines); they are not only uncoordinated but collectively embody numerous contradictions and inevitable gaps. This state-of-the-art compendium examines how laws are being modified, finessed, or imagined to deal with the impacts of climate change, both in the United States and around the globe.

Chapter authors have significant experience in the legal aspects of climate change and are drawn from private practice, government, and academia. When it is not known how the law will, or even should, respond, these authorities suggest informed possibilities for future action.

Professor Fischman's contribution, co-written with Jillian R. Roundtree, is titled "Adaptive Management."

ISBN

9781614386964

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

American Bar Association,

City

Chicago, IL

Keywords

Climatic changes-Law and legislation-United States, Climatic changes-Law and legislation, Environmental impact analysis-Law and legislation-United States, Environmental impact analysis-Law and legislation

Disciplines

Climate | Environmental Law | Environmental Sciences | Law

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Full bibliographic details available here.

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, K 3585.5 .L39 2012

The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U. S. and International Aspects (edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fisher Kuh)

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