The world is desperately behind in the energy transformation needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Catching up requires a massive buildout of wind and solar power and associated infrastructure, but in the United States many impediments stand in the way. Among them, ironically enough, are environmental laws. Here I argue that we must accept difficult tradeoffs, sacrificing some of what we consider precious in order to avoid far worse impacts.
Construction Engineering | Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard,
A Time for Triage,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/faculty_scholarship/3867