Category: Climate Change

Oyster Takings Claims

Campo v. United States, No. 20-44, 2021 WL 6102151 (Fed. Cl. Dec. 23, 2021) [For a good discussion of the Louisiana law on property interests in oyster leases, see: John J. Costonis, Avenal v. State: Takings and Damagings in Louisiana,…

FEMA Strategic Plans

FEMA Strategic Plan 2014–2018 – Obama Administration, mentions climate 8 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2018–2033 – Trump Administration, mentions climate 0 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2022–2618 – Biden Administration, mentions climate 93 times.

Fake news and disinformation

The Bad News Game This is a learning tool on how to build effective fake news. The objective is to teach critical thinking about fake news and disinformation. The Bad News Primer on Dis/Misinformation The Bad News Game (Click on…

Floodplain Buyouts – History

Conrad, David R. Higher Ground: A Report on Voluntary Property Buyouts in the Nation’s Floodplains: A Common Ground Solution Serving People At Risk, Taxpayers and the Environment. National Wildlife Federation, 1998.  

California – Climate Change and Sea Level Assessment

Council, Ocean Protection. “State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance, 2018 Update.” Ocean Protection Council: Sacramento, CA, USA (2018): 84. This updated document, the “State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance” (Guidance), provides a bold, science-based methodology for state and local…

The Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Paris Agreement – Full Text Sachs, Noah, The Paris Agreement in the 2020s: Breakdown or Breakup? (October 3, 2019). Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2019. The Paris climate agreement is at risk of falling apart in the…

The Private Flood Insurance Market

Kousky, Carolyn, et al. “The emerging private residential flood insurance market in the United States.” Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center (2018). Bakkensen, Laura A., and Lint Barrage. Flood Risk Belief Heterogeneity and Coastal Home Price Dynamics: Going Under…