Climate Change - The New 'Superwhale' in the Room: International Whaling and Climate Change Policies - Too Much in Common?

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Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: May 29, 2007

Abstract

This Article explores parallels between the development of the international whaling and climate change regimes. It argues that the experiences of the International Whaling Commission (“IWC”) provide an instructive parable to the evolution and development of international environmental law regimes, where successful policies depend heavily on the interplay between science and policy—namely, global climate change. The Article aims to demonstrate the similarities between the historic path of whaling politics and the present path of international climate change politics, with particular reference to the political interpretation of science. This Article argues that international climate change policymaking is following too closely in the footsteps of the IWC and that, in order to avoid a similar collapse of the commons, the politics of climate change must change course.

Keywords: Climate Change

Suggested Citation

Carlarne, Cinnamon Piñon, Climate Change - The New 'Superwhale' in the Room: International Whaling and Climate Change Policies - Too Much in Common? (May 29, 2007). Southern California Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 753, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1678583

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