Legal Disputes Related to Climate Change Will Continue for a Century

14 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2012

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Richard J. Pierce

George Washington University Law School

Date Written: August 22, 2012

Abstract

Professor Pierce summarizes the expected effects of anthropogenic climate change, discusses the expensive and ineffective efforts that have been attempted to date to mitigate climate change, describes a more promising strategy for the future, and explains why the US must prepare to make major changes in law to adapt to some significant changes in climate that are inevitable. This paper was originally presented to the DC Bar as the 2012 Harold Leventhal Lecture.

Suggested Citation

Pierce, Richard J., Legal Disputes Related to Climate Change Will Continue for a Century (August 22, 2012). Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 43, Fall 2012; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-71; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-71. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2149205

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