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Global Warming 1880-2021

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

Unlocking Our Climate Wealth

James Boyce at TEDxTraverseCity is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

See the most recent scholarly papers written by Law and Policy Director Myanna Dellinger

Carbon Taxation Policy

The EinStrong Foundation Carbon Taxation Policy is now officially released!

CLICK HERE to download the PDF and read about how The EinStrong Foundation is researching & supporting timely solutions to climate change and global poverty.

Carbon Taxation for Climate Change Mitigation

The “public bad” that is carbon pollution must be taxed and otherwise regulated into discontinuation since other steps have not yet solved climate change and may not. This article demonstrates that with the right amount of voter support, which exists, carbon taxation can be implemented in a progressive manner that ends up with the significant side benefit of alleviating poverty at the national or global levels. Thus, a “universal basic income” can be created through revenue recycling either within each jurisdiction or, with more buy-in than what is currently likely to be the case, at the global level at a later point in time.

CLICK HERE to read the entire scholarly paper by Myanna F. Dellinger.

Airline Bailouts and Climate Change Re-Regulation

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world and is likely to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. The virus virtually brought airline travel around the world to a standstill soon after it broke out. In the United States, the airline industry was quick to ask for, and get, a sizeable bailout from the U.S. Senate. But the other global killer that has unfortunately taken a back seat to the coronavirus pandemic remains climate change.

CLICK HERE to read the entire scholarly paper by Myanna F. Dellinger.

Electric Utility Wildfire Liability Reform in California

As climate change worsens, so does the risk of wildfires. This is especially so in already hot, dry areas such as the western United States. Adding to this problem is the rapid growth of the wildland-urban interface (WUI). As more and more houses are built in the WUI, wildfires will pose an even greater risk to lives and homes, they will be harder to fight, and letting natural fires burn will become impossible.

This article argues that end-consumers who live in the WUI should, to a much greater extent than is currently the case, internalize the full costs of their choices and actions under principles of environmental justice and other notions of fairness in law and policymaking.

CLICK HERE to read the entire scholarly paper by Myanna F. Dellinger.

Post-Jesner Climate Change Lawsuits Under the Alien Tort Statute

Climate change is as vexing a problem as ever. Around the world, plaintiffs are taking steps to fight climate change through lawsuits against both governments and corporate entities, among other steps. At times, such lawsuits may seem somewhat tenuous, but litigation spurs progress. Actions to stem the dangers of climate change need to be taken on many fronts and in many stages without deterrence from the enormity of the task.

This article analyzes whether the 1789 Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) is a realistic mechanism to provide redress for climate change-related international human rights violations and related violations of international environmental law by American corporations, which have continued their climate-changing activities in the United States and elsewhere decades after becoming aware of their inherent danger.

CLICK HERE to read the entire scholarly paper by Myanna F. Dellinger.

EinStrong Podcasts

TILclimate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is committed to sharing climate news.

TED Climate

Wooly pigs, high tech and other ingenious ways to take carbon out of the air.

TED Climate

The tragedy of air pollution.

TED Climate

Wooly pigs, high tech and other ingenious ways to take carbon out of the air.

Star Talk Radio • Neil deGrasse Tyson

Climate solutions with Katharine Hayhoe, Phd.

TED Climate

How wind energy could power the Earth.

TED Climate

How to provide cooling for everyone without warming the planet.