Chapter 2: The Rationale for International Action on Climate Change

Recommended materials

Cass R. Sunstein, “On the Divergent American Reactions to Terrorism and Climate Change” (2007) 107:2 Columbia Law Review 503

Henry Shue, “Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions” (1993) 15:1 Law & Policy 39

Reto Knutti et al., “A scientific critique of the two-degree climate change target” (2016) 9 Nature Geoscience 13

Supplementary materials

Fergus Green, “Anti-fossil fuel norms” (2018) Climatic Change (forthcoming)

Stephen Gardiner & David A. Weisbach, Debating Climate Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Latest materials

IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C

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Fergus Green, “The logic of fossil fuel bans” (2018) Nature Climate Change

"Until recently, national bans on fossil fuel-related activities were a taboo subject, but they are now becoming increasingly common. The logic of appropriateness that underpins such bans is key to understanding their normative appeal, and to explaining and predicting their proliferation."

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“Governments must take heed of latest IPCC assessment”

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New study finds incredibly high carbon pollution costs – especially for the US and India

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/oct/01/new-study-finds-incredibly-high-carbon-pollution-costs-especially-for-the-us-and-india

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“Nature Roars. Washington Hears Nothing”

"The elements offer a rebuke as President Trump rolls back policies designed to address global warming." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/opinion/environment/climate-trump-hurricanes-methane.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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