Negligent Emissions: Humanizing Climate Change

Eco-Bulletin, October 2007

22 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2009

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Noel Semple

University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 15, 2007

Abstract

If I emit greenhouse gases, and as a result the climate changes and you consequently suffer damage to your property or person, the law should allow you to sue me in tort. This article explains why this is so, and how we could reform Ontario law to make it a reality. (Winner of the 2007 CBA NEERLS Student Essay Competition.)

Keywords: climate change, tort

JEL Classification: K13, K32

Suggested Citation

Semple, Noel, Negligent Emissions: Humanizing Climate Change (October 15, 2007). Eco-Bulletin, October 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1478954

Noel Semple (Contact Author)

University of Windsor Faculty of Law ( email )

401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Canada

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