Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Archives - State of the Planet

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Warming Climate Could Make Wildfire-Prone Homes Uninsurable

As insurers begin to account for climate change in their wildfire risk models, premiums in scorched areas could skyrocket.

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This Website Calculates the Carbon Emissions From Your Daily Commute

How much does it actually matter if you take public transit instead of driving? Here’s an easy way to find out.

by |June 15, 2018
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We Aren’t Doing Enough to Protect Prisoners During Natural Disasters

When disaster strikes, prisoners’ rights are often forgotten about. A new paper recommends changes that can help protect them.

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Summer 2018 Internship Opportunities at the Earth Institute

The deadline for applications is May 1.

by |March 30, 2018
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Colombian Youth Sue for Recognition of the Rights of Future Generations

A group of 25 children and young adults are suing the Colombian government, demanding the protection of their constitutional rights to health, food, water, and a healthy environment.

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We Need Laws on Geoengineering, ASAP

A new book exposes the gaps in climate engineering regulation, and explores how those gaps could be filled.

by |March 20, 2018
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U.S. Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump: Year One

A new working paper from the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law analyzes 2017’s climate-related lawsuits.

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New Tracker Keeps Tabs on Government Attacks on Science

The Silencing Science Tracker, from Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, will log actions by the U.S. government to silence scientists working on environmental, public health and climate issues.

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NYC is Suing Five Major Oil Companies Over Climate Change

Columbia University expert weighs in on the potential impacts of the lawsuit.

by |January 11, 2018
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Climate Change Will Displace Millions of People. Where Will They Go?

At a recent event, Earth Institute experts discussed the social, political, and economic challenges of climate migration.

by |January 4, 2018