Course Details

Colloquium: Environmental Law

Earth's changing climate promises to be the defining issue of the 21st century, and how humanity responds may well determine the fate of many nations. In this colloquium, we examine the scientific basis for climate projections and explore the basis for mitigation measures such as carbon taxes and cap-and-trade schemes. Recognizing that some amount of climate change will occur regardless of what humanity does now, we also study the emerging science and policy of climate change adaptation--how to enact policy measures to adapt to the sea level changes, drought/flood cycles, species migrations, and other climate-related effects that threaten a significant percentage of the world's population. Finally, we examine public perceptions of climate change and the relationship between mitigation and adaptation in shaping those perceptions. While having taken Environmental Law is helpful for understanding these issues, it is not a prerequisite.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 645

Course History


Spring 2013
Title: Colloquium: Environmental Law
Faculty: Dana, David A. (courses | profile)
Barsa, Michael R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 16


Spring 2012
Title: Colloquium: Environmental Law
Faculty: Dana, David A. (courses | profile)
Barsa, Michael R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25