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

Y Robiou du Pont & M Meinshausen, “Warming assessment of the bottom-up Paris Agreement emissions pledges”

9 Nature Communications 4810 (2018) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07223-9

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IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

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In the news

Neil Irwin, “Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues”

The New York Times, 17 January 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/upshot/how-to-think-about-the-costs-of-climate-change.html

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“Governments must take heed of latest IPCC assessment”

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06952-7

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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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