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Andrew Guzman
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International and Advanced Degree Programs at Berkeley Law School. He holds a Ph.D. and a J.D. from Harvard University. Author of: Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change.

Entries by Andrew Guzman

Suddenly Europe's Far Right Loves Human Rights Courts

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 12:16 PM

This post was co-authored by Katerina Linos, Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School.

Human rights advocates place great faith in international treaties and the courts designed to enforce them, but the right wing of the political spectrum tends to be less enthusiastic about these institutions. The human rights community...

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Climate Change and the Shrinking Mississippi

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 5:00 PM

Conversations about climate change routinely observe that extreme weather, including droughts, will be exacerbated as the Earth warms. Droughts lead to a lot of bad things, including food shortages, water shortages, and fires. In recent days, however, there has been a news story developing that illustrates an additional consequence of...

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Sandy and Sewage: Why We Underestimate the Costs of Climate Change

(6) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 3:43 PM

The New York Times recently printed a story describing how the sewage systems of New York and New Jersey were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy:

Hundreds of millions of gallons of raw and partially treated sewage from crippled treatment plants have flowed into waterways in New York and...
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The True Costs of Climate Change

(14) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 9:33 AM

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to discuss possible responses to climate change, debate continues within the United States about what this country's role in fighting global warming should be. Underlying the entire debate is the question of what we are prepared to pay to reduce our own emissions.

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