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The 4° City

Just as rising global temperatures will accelerate change in ecological systems, a 4° Celsius world will catalyze social changes in the United States. In some parts of the country, these changes will include greater need for rapid emergency responses, heavier reliance...

The Mutable Boundaries of a Worst-Case Climate World

Climate change disrupts the boundaries that demarcate human existence. Boundaries are an essential tool in contemporary human life. They produce and entrench identity. They ground governance systems. They determine who can come, who must go, and what the terms for...

Putting the “e” in TOD

Elisabeth Haub Law School of Law Pace University Land Use Law Center Supervisor: John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor Blog No. 31 of the Land Use, Human Health, and Equity Project Editor: Brooke Mercaldi Contributing Author: William West [*] Putting the “e” in TOD...

America Erased

Drought. Flooding. Extreme heat. Climate change has many tools for destruction, but no matter the disaster, in a 4° Celsius world, parts of the United States will be left uninhabitable. Significant portions of the population will be forced to leave their homes due to...

Room for Nature

Professors Ruhl and Craig paint a vision of a 4ºC world marked by “discontinuous and often unpredictable transformation.” Nature, from climate to ecosystems to species, is hard to predict in the best of times. It’s a wild beast in a 4ºC world. This means that we will...

Compensation at 4° Celsius

Governments, and therefore taxpayers, could be saddled with enormous costs as global temperatures increase over the coming years. One aspect of these costs is the money governments in the United States must pay to private property owners as compensation if governments...