Category: Teaching Materials

Geoengineering Resources

Geoengineering tag cloud Holahan, R. & Kashwan, P., 2019. Disentangling the rhetoric of public goods from their externalities: The case of climate engineering. Global Transitions, 1, pp.132–140. McLaren, D. et al., 2016. Public conceptions of justice in climate engineering: Evidence…

Climate Change Communication and Denial

A primary issue in addressing climate change is that many people either deny its existence or deny or downplay man’s role in driving it. The usual answer is that we need more education about climate science. Cultural cognition research questions…

The Digital Coast

The Digital Coast What is the Digital Coast? This NOAA-sponsored website is focused on helping communities address coastal issues and has become one of the most-used resources in the coastal management community. The dynamic Digital Coast Partnership, whose members represent…

State of the Climate 2014

Blunden, J. and D. S. Arndt, Eds., 2015: State of the Climate in 2014. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96 (7), S1– S267. International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record Climate markers continue to show global warming trend…

Corps of Engineers systematically underestimates river flood risk

Robert E Criss, Statistics of evolving populations and their relevance to flood risk, Journal of Earth Science 1–7 (2016). ABSTRACT: Statistical methods are commonly used to evaluate natural populations and environmental variables, yet these must recognize temporal trends in population…

National Flood Insurance Program: Evaluation

National Flood Insurance Program: Evaluation (FEMA – 2006) Original Link The NFIP Evaluation Capstone Study summarizes what was done, what was learned, and recommendations made. It synthesizes the sub-study findings into a coherent report evaluating the aspects of the Program…

Faulting on the Louisiana Coast

  Also see: Faults Basement Controls on Subsurface Geologic Patterns and Coastal Geomorphology across the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for Subsidence Studies and Coastal Restoration, by Bryan P. Stephens. A self-narrated, animated slide-show of his award-winning paper (AAPG paper of…

US Cap and Trade Resources

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RGGI is a cooperative effort among the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,…

Ocean Acidification

Educational Materials Ocean Acidification – Basic Chemistry – NOAA Ocean Acidification – More Detailed Chemistry – Nature Education Ocean Acidification – Impact of Sea Life – Smithsonian Resources Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification Ocean Acidification Site – NOAA

Climate Change Laws of the World

http://web.law.columbia.edu/climate-change/resources/climate-change-laws-world Climate Change Laws of the World Countries around the world are taking important domestic actions to help tackle the issue of climate change. This page collects the relevant laws and policies of various countries into an easily accessible database.…

Executive Order: Taking Action to Protect Communities and Reduce the Cost of Future Flood Disasters

Original Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Protect Communities and Reduce the Cost of Future Flood Disasters Executive Order – Establishing A Federal Flood Risk Management Standard And A Process For Further Soliciting And Considering Stakeholder Input FEMA Flood Risk Management Site…

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife – More Climate Change Denial

National Wildlife Federation: Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities (2014) [Some of the inland projects do make sense, such as dealing with the water flow into the Everglades. But the coastal projects all…

How wildfire risk management is like flood risk management – a report

Lessons for Wildfire from Federal Flood Risk Management Programs, November 2014 Slides – Solutions to Home Development in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Original URL and other resources Three Summary Findings Our paper details 14 specific lessons, grouped here into three…

Community Resettlement Prospects in Southeast Louisiana

Community Resettlement Prospects in Southeast Louisiana: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Legal, Cultural, and Demographic Aspects of Moving Individuals and Communities This paper is a multidisciplinary approach to framing the potential for community resettlement in Southeast Louisiana. The paper has three…

Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective

Herring, S. C., M. P. Hoerling, T. C. Peterson, and P. A. Stott, Eds., 2014: Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95 (9), S1–S96. Attribution of extreme events is a challenging science and…

Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Change Disruption

Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Change Disruption – original link International Bar Association Global climate change is a defining challenge of our time. It poses an effective obstacle to the continued progress of human rights, which…

Vermont Environmentalists File FTC Challenge over “Double-Counting” RECs

Represented by Patrick A. Parenteau and Douglas A. Ruley of the Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, four Vermont residents have petitioned the FTC to investigate alleged misleading marketing practices by Green Mountain Power regarding their provision…

Murray Energy Challenge of EPA GHG Rulemaking

In re: Murray Energy Corporation, Docket No. 14-01112 (D.C. Cir. Jun 18, 2014) This is an attack on the rulemaking itself, arguing that an inconsistency between the House and Senate versions of the applicable Clean Air provisions makes it impossible…

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…

Administrative Law Issues in Teaching Climate Change

This page supports the SEALS Forum – Administrative Law Issues in Teaching Climate Change. It will be updated on an ongoing basis. Climate Change Law Teaching Resources Teaching Mass. v. EPA, 127 S.Ct. 1438 (2007) The Case – Study guide Slides on the…

Liability for Disaster Predictions – The Italian Earthquake Case

Also see: Faults 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…

Virginia Court Blocks FOIA Access to Climate Research Emails

The Climate Change Email Fight: Court recognizes proprietary value of university research communications – Am. Tradition Inst. v. Rector & Visitors of Univ. of Virginia, 756 S.E.2d 435 (Va. 2014) – Universities amicus brief.

Coastal Sea Level Rise Resources

Surging Seas – Flood risks with climate change on the US coast (Climate Central) Excellent site for illustrating the current and future risk of sea level rise. It is also useful for showing what lower levees of hurricane storm tides…