PLANO Lecture – The Delta Cycle and the Future of Coastal Louisiana

Chris McLindon and Edward Richards – Board of Commissioners of SLFPA-E vs. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., et.al. – Legal and Geological Evaluation (View in slide show mode to see the animations.) This is a summary presentation of the issues: Time and River:Coastal…

Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change – Lloyds Risk Report

Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change – Lloyds Risk Report While the evidence for climate change is ‘conclusive’, risk models may not account for the phenomenon,says new Lloyd’s research. The Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change report finds that while climate change…

Reducing Coastal Risks on the East and Gulf Coasts – NRC

National Research Council. Reducing Coastal Risks on the East and Gulf Coasts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014. National Vision Needed to Achieve Comprehensive Risk Reduction Along Atlantic and Gulf Coasts WASHINGTON – A national vision for coastal risk…

Liability for Disaster Predictions – The Italian Earthquake Case

Alemanno, Alberto and Lauta, Kristian Cedervall, The L’Aquila Seven: Re-Establishing Justice after a Natural Disaster (July 1, 2014). European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2/2014. This article discusses the Italian case finding a group of earthquake scientists criminally liable for injuries…

Exxon to World – You will never fix climate change

http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/environment/climate-change/managing-climate-change-risks/carbon-asset-risk Exxon had to prepare this report due to pressures from activist shareholders. Their claim was that Exxon was overvaluing its reserves because greenhouse gas restrictions would make it impossible to produce them all. Thus the company’s stock was overvalued.…

The Mississippi River Delta Cycle and Coastal Restoration

  Click here – Video of a presentation by Prof. Edward Richards to the LSU Mineral Law Institute on the delta cycle and the coastal erosion lawsuit. (1.3gb file – works best if you download it before playing. Otherwise it…