Corpus ID: 153825830

The Politics of Nature: Climate Change, Environmental Law, and Democracy

@article{Purdy2010ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Nature: Climate Change, Environmental Law, and Democracy},
  author={J. Purdy},
  journal={Yale Law Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={119},
  pages={1122}
}
  • J. Purdy
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Yale Law Journal
Legal scholars' discussions of climate change assume that the issue is one mainly of engineering incentives, and that "environmental values" are too weak, vague, or both to spur political action to address the emerging crisis. This Article gives reason to believe otherwise. The major natural resource and environmental statutes, the acts creating national forests and parks to the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, have emerged from exactly the activity that discussions of climate change neglect… Expand
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