Legal Research Backs Attribution Science For Climate Mitigation Actions

July 29, 2021
New research on attributing the benefits of climate adaptation and other measures by local and state governments could help officials defend those programs in court, representing a potential legal tipping point in favor of more aggressive climate mitigation measures, according to the researchers. Attribution science can be used to support legal arguments that climate change is causally linked to anthropogenic activity and that the impacts are foreseeable. A new paper by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia...

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