Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance

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This report discusses recent legislative initiatives seeking to establish climate change impacts as a common law nuisance. The report explains what private and public nuisances are, the issues faced by policymakers when litigating a climate-change/nuisance suit, and also discusses five climate-chance/nuisance suits that are now or formerly active, as a basis of comparison. The report also explores arguments of those both for and against addressing the complex issue of climate change through common law suits.

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Meltz, Robert November 19, 2010.

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This report discusses recent legislative initiatives seeking to establish climate change impacts as a common law nuisance. The report explains what private and public nuisances are, the issues faced by policymakers when litigating a climate-change/nuisance suit, and also discusses five climate-chance/nuisance suits that are now or formerly active, as a basis of comparison. The report also explores arguments of those both for and against addressing the complex issue of climate change through common law suits.

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  • November 19, 2010

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  • Dec. 4, 2010, 2:26 p.m.

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Meltz, Robert. Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance, report, November 19, 2010; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29637/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.