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Hillary Clinton’s Climate Change Plan

Hillary Clinton’s climate change plan , recently released, centers on two goals: installing 500 million solar panels by 2021, and, relatedly, adding enough electric generation capacity from renewable sources to supply all residential electricity...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Studies Link Rejection of Established Climate Science with Conspiracist Ideation

A new psychology study has strongly linked rejection of the scientific consensus on climate change to conspiratorial thinking. The study, led by Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky, builds on his previous research connecting a general belief in conspiracy theories...

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Brown Says Climate Change Could Lead to Mass Migration

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said last week that the ongoing impacts of climate change could soon spark in the Americas the same kind of human mass migration currently underway in Europe, where hordes of refugees are fleeing to escape the civil war...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
New Working Paper Examines UN Security Council’s Role in Addressing Climate Change

In a new working paper , Sabin Center intern Dane Warren examines the authority of the United Nations Security Council to address global climate change. The paper considers what actions the Security Council has taken with regard to climate change thus...

Dianne Saxe
The Dutch Climate Case: Beginning of a New Era of Climate Litigation?

In a worldwide first, the Hague District Court has ordered the Dutch government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by at least 25% compared to 1990 levels by the end of 2020. The decision, an English translation of which can be found here , has...

Dianne Saxe
Obama’s Clean Power Plan: “There is such a thing as being too late”

In a passionate announcement last month (it’s worth watching ), President Barak Obama unveiled the United States’ plan for doing its part to combat climate change: the Clean Power Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan sets out to reduce...