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Human impacts on the climate preceded the dawn of the petroleum age

Prior posts, occasionally with tongue planted firmly in cheek, have noted that human impact on carbon loading in the atmosphere goes back to well before the industrial era. A recent assessment has calculated that over the eight millennia before 1850, clearing land (for both hunting and for farming...

Alaska Supreme Court Opens the Door for Alternative Theory in Public Trust Litigation

By J. Wylie Donald & Jeffrey Janicke As this blog has discussed on several prior occasions, Our Children’s Trust , an Oregon public interest group, has coordinated lawsuits in numerous states seeking to apply the public trust doctrine to the atmosphere (e.g., here and here ). While some...

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