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The climate crisis meets Congress and the courts


Juliana v. United States: Children Standing at the Crossroads | Civil Notion

An update on where this landmark case stands, five years since it was first filed. Author: Joel B. Stronberg, published February 14, 2021
“Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” –US District Judge Ann Aiken 


"Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal? | The Intercept

“A new report from the Public Accountability Initiative tracks the bipartisan consensus in opposition to the Green New Deal.” Author: Kate Aronoff, published February 28, 2019


  • View from a boat riding down a river in the rainforest
    Video: The Rights of Nature, A Global Movement (Feature Documentary) | Issac Goeckeritz

    “Western views and the legal system tend to view nature as property, and as a resource from which wealth is extracted, a commodity whose only value is to provide for human needs. But for millennia indigenous communities have viewed themselves as part of nature. As pressures on ecosystems mount and as conventional laws seem increasingly inadequate to address environmental degradation, communities, cities, regions and countries around the world are turning to a new legal strategy known as The Rights of Nature.” [52:43]

  • A screenshot of the simulator showing graphs, slider bars, & a calculation of the total temperature increase by 2100
    En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator | Climate Interactive

    “En-ROADS is a global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact of roughly 30 policies—such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—on hundreds of factors like energy prices, temperature, air quality, and sea level rise.”

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