Adapting To a 4°C World

29 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2022 Last revised: 13 May 2022

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Karrigan Bork

UC Davis School of Law

Karen Bradshaw

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

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

Robin Kundis Craig

USC Gould School of Law

Sarah Fox

Northern Illinois University - College of Law

Joshua Galperin

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Keith H. Hirokawa

Albany Law School

Shi-Ling Hsu

Florida State University - College of Law

Katrina Fischer Kuh

Pace Law School

Kevin J. Lynch

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Michele Okoh

Duke University School of Law

Jessica Owley

University of Miami - School of Law

Melissa Powers

Lewis & Clark Law School

Shannon Roesler

University of Iowa - College of Law

J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School

James E. Salzman

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

David Takacs

UC Hastings Law

Clifford Villa

University of New Mexico - School of Law

Date Written: March 9, 2022

Abstract

The Paris Agreement’s goal to hold warming to 1.5°-2°C above pre-industrial levels now appears unrealistic. Profs. Robin Kundis Craig and J.B. Ruhl have recently argued that because a 4°C world may be likely, we must recognize the disruptive consequences of such a world and respond by reimagining governance structures to meet the challenges of adapting to it. In this latest in a biannual series of essays, they and other members of the Environmental Law Collaborative explore what 4°C might mean for a variety of current legal doctrines, planning policies, governance structures, and institutions.

Keywords: climate change, adaptation

Suggested Citation

Bork, Karrigan and Bradshaw, Karen and Carlarne, Cinnamon Piñon and Craig, Robin Kundis and Fox, Sarah and Galperin, Joshua and Hirokawa, Keith H. and Hsu, Shi-Ling and Kuh, Katrina Fischer and Lynch, Kevin J. and Okoh, Michele and Owley, Jessica and Powers, Melissa and Roesler, Shannon and Ruhl, J. B. and Salzman, James E. and Takacs, David and Villa, Clifford, Adapting To a 4°C World (March 9, 2022). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 52, No. 10211, 2022, Albany Law School Research Paper, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming, UNM School of Law Research Paper No. 2022-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4053843

Karrigan Bork

UC Davis School of Law ( email )

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Davis, CA CA 95616-5201
United States
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Karen Bradshaw

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

111 E. Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85253
United States

HOME PAGE: http://Kmbradshaw.com

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

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

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Robin Kundis Craig

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Sarah Fox

Northern Illinois University - College of Law ( email )

Swen Parson Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
United States

Joshua Galperin

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

Keith H. Hirokawa

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

Shi-Ling Hsu

Florida State University - College of Law ( email )

425 W. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
United States

HOME PAGE: http://myweb.fsu.edu/shsu/

Katrina Fischer Kuh

Pace Law School ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

Kevin J. Lynch

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Michele Okoh

Duke University School of Law ( email )

Durham, NC
United States
919-613-7873 (Phone)
27708 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.duke.edu/fac/okoh/

Jessica Owley

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

Melissa Powers

Lewis & Clark Law School ( email )

10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
United States

Shannon Roesler (Contact Author)

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States

James E. Salzman

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management ( email )

4670 Physical Sciences North
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
United States

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Room 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States

David Takacs

UC Hastings Law ( email )

Clifford Villa

University of New Mexico - School of Law ( email )

1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

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