Negligent Emissions: Humanizing Climate Change
climate change, tort
If I emit greenhouse gases, and as a result the climate changes and you consequently suffer damage to your property or person, the law should allow you to sue me in tort. This article explains why this is so, and how we could reform Ontario law to make it a reality. (Winner of the 2007 CBA NEERLS Student Essay Competition.)
Semple, Noel. (2007). Negligent Emissions: Humanizing Climate Change. SSRN.