Can the Battle Against Climate Change Become an Effective Social Movement?

11 ETHICS SCI. & ENVTL.POL. 27 (2011)

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-14

5 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014 Last revised: 23 Jul 2015

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John C. Dernbach

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Within the community of people who are working to address climate change, there has thus been considerable soul searching about how to proceed more effectively. One suggestion is that climate and environmental scientists and the public should consider the use of non-violent civil disobedience to promote action on climate change. This suggestion should be considered as part of an overall approach that does not rely on any single action, but rather on a great number and diversity of actions.

Keywords: climate change, civil disobedience, greenhouse gas emmissions, carbon, social movement, Lemons & Brown, protest, necessity defense

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K32, Q00, Q01, Q10, Q2, Q3, Q4

Suggested Citation

Dernbach, John C., Can the Battle Against Climate Change Become an Effective Social Movement? (2011). 11 ETHICS SCI. & ENVTL.POL. 27 (2011); Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2418299

John C. Dernbach (Contact Author)

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

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Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

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