Predicting Sea Level Rise - The Arctic Council Raises the Ante

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English Last month Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and other prominent diplomats signed the first ever treaty under the auspices of the Arctic Council; specifically, the member nations addressed Arctic search and rescue, made necessary by the increasing...

Delaware’s Most Vulnerable County Abstains from Vote on Sea Level Rise Mitigation Options

By J. Wylie Donald and Jameson Tweedie, Attorneys, McCarter & English In our continuing our discussion (see here and here ) of the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee ("DSLRAC"), the efforts of the DSLRAC took an ironic - but perhaps predictable - turn when the delegate for the...

Climate Change: Yes, It’s Getting Worse Fast and It Matters

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued its Summary for Policy Makers. Based on thousands of scientific studies since 2005 into the growing impacts of climate change, it concludes that key dangerous changes are already underway around the world, and will hurt the poor the most. You should...