Climate Refugees

NYT Photo of Island Bisected by Rising Seas
NYT Photo of Island Bisected by Rising Seas

The NY Times had an important article yesterday about the issue of climate refugees.  Because climate change poses an existential threat to some nations and a threat to international stability elsewhere, it appears that the U.N. is inching closer to making climate change a security issue under the jurisdiction of the Security Council.   Since the Security Council is the only part of the U.N. with any real teeth, this could be a very significant development in the long-term.

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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