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Kirabati: Climate Refugee Claim Denied by New Zealand

It is no secret to lawyers and human rights activists that international refugee law does not accomodate those who lose their homes due to anthropogenic climate change.

New Zealand’s denial of a claim for refugee status by a man from Kirabati has confirmed this standard analysis. The Kirabati islands are low-lying, and are increasingly inundated […]

Certain Suffering: Human Costs of Climate Change


Boalt Hall professor of law, Andrew Guzman, says that if only people understood the HUMAN COSTS of Climate Change, action to prevent global warming might be accomplished.

Read Guzman’s recently published book, OVERHEATED: The Human Costs of Climate Change:

[I]ts strength lies in its clear-eyed assessment of the costs involved in various policy responses […]