Climate Change, the United States, and the Impacts of Arctic Melting: A Case Study in the Need for Enforceable International Environmental Rights (R. S. Abate)

Author

Randall S. Abate

Keywords

climate change, case study, artic melting, environmental protection, US, United States, environmental rights

Abstract

Climate change is currently the most significant and daunting international environmental problem, with disproportionate and devastating impacts on indigenous groups. Indigenous people and species in the Artic now combat grave threats to their cultural identity and subsistence from the effects of thinning sea ice caused by climate change. Similarly, inhabitants of low-lying island nations face potentially catastrophic consequences because of sea level rise triggered by melting sea ice in the polar region […]

Citation

(2007) 26A Stanford Environmental Law Journal 3.

Paper

Climate Change, the United States, and the Impacts of Artic Melting: A Case Study in the Need for Enforceable International Environmental Rights