In a perfect world, the historic policy and economic changes made to adapt to the pandemic would move the world forward into a future prepared to combat the climate crisis.
Rachel Westrate is a 2L at Harvard Law School. On campus, she is Vice President of the Environmental Law Society, part of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and a researcher for the Environmental and Energy Law Program. Before law school, she served as a research assistant at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.
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Mid-January rains have quenched the seared Australian landscape, but the world is just beginning to come to terms with the consequences of the blazes—and what the future of fire season may hold.
Addressing the national and international economic effects of climate change has become crucial to the Fed’s mission.
During the U.N. General Assembly meeting in mid-September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international body for assessing climate science, released its Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere. The report provides the most detailed scientific review of how the world’s oceans and cryosphere—the frozen part of the planet—are responding to climate change. The results are not looking good.