November 19, 2012
Robert Adler, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently published an op-ed on the Green page of the Huffington Post, a popular news website, content aggregator and blog.
Adler’s contribution, “U.S. Climate Disaster in Global Perspective,” juxtaposes Hurricane Sandy, which recently struck the Eastern U.S., with Cyclone Nilam, which hammered the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu only a week later, noting that there is widespread agreement among mainstream scientists that global climate change will increase the likelihood of such extreme weather events.
“When weather catastrophes are linked to changes in the global climate, and strike opposite sides of the world with such fury in two successive weeks, we can no longer afford to think solely in terms of national interests,” Adler writes. Accordingly, he argues that global consensus on how to respond to climate change “is long overdue.”
Click here to read the Huffington Post article.