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III Factors, 34 The Climate Crisis and Constitutional Democracies

Robert V. Percival

From: Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

Edited By: Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 March 2023

After decades of warnings from scientists, the horrifying consequences of global warming and climate change are becoming apparent more quickly than previously forecast. Record temperatures, droughts, coastal flooding, wildfires, and superstorms now occur with alarming frequency.1 These and other consequences of the climate crisis are contributing to the displacement of record numbers of people, exacerbating a global refugee crisis and creating tensions that are polarizing the public in many constitutional democracies.2 After a quarter century of negotiations, the...
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