The Blind Spots in Atmospheric Trust Litigation: First World Climate Chauvinism and Environmental Racism

An international relief operation is picking up momentum after Hurricane Dorian flattened communities in the Bahamas [Gonzalo Gaudenzi/AP Photo] Intergenerational equity is a guiding principle for climate change adaptation measures and sustainable development. The fear is that those who contribute most to carbon pollution will not be around to face its dire impacts. As a …

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Climate Cages: Recalibrating Atmospheric Dynamics, Extinction Rebellion, Mobility, and the Carceral State

This article addresses the unmapped linkage of mass incarceration and encagement as a response to climate change. I coin the phrase, climate cages, to highlight how public policy responses to atmospheric dynamics limit mobility, worsen prison conditions, and increase carcerality. A warming planet has decreased available land, freshwater, and clean air available to live and …

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Theorizing the Health Environment Advocacy Rhetoric (HEAR) Nexus

The multifront threat to environmentalism, which aims to protect and preserve the natural environment, can emerge anywhere from the street corner to the courtroom, but the threat is so pernicious that its pervasiveness is virtually invisible. The forces of environmentalism may appear to be neutralized, or in other words, silenced as the law of the …

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Educated

On recommendation from my sister, I started listening to Tara Westover's Educated on Audible yesterday, which coincided with graduation and the Friday Khutbah, which I unceremoniously decided to attend with some level of greater frequency than once or twice a year. The book is a memoir of Mormon life in Idaho. I saw traces of …

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The Third National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

On April 18, 2019, a group of leading lawyers and law professors will convene in person at locations across the United States to discuss the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers in advancing solutions. The locations will all be linked by live video/audio feeds. This is the third year in a row …

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