Climate Science for Judges: Evidentiary Issues

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9 a.m. Hawaii / 11 a.m. Alaska / Noon Pacific / 1 p.m. Mountain / 2 p.m. Central / 3 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 75 minutes

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May 11, 2021

The number of court cases related to climate change is on the rise throughout the country.

Judges are increasingly called upon to consider scientific questions in this context. A scientifically grounded judiciary is a crucial element to administering justice in the context of climate change and impacts, including increases in public health threats.

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has launched the Climate Judiciary Project and is collaborating with the National Judicial College (NJC) and the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) to meet judges’ need for basic familiarity with climate science concepts. The Project provides neutral, objective information to the judiciary about the science of climate change as it is understood by the expert scientific community.

Join leading atmospheric scientist Dr. Ben Santer to learn what judges need to know about climate science—its underlying physical explanation, its lines of evidence, and its impacts on extreme events that have significant impact on society (such as heat waves, drought, wildfires and hurricanes). Opening remarks provided by the chief justice of California, Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

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This webinar is presented free of charge. $0

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Explain “climate fingerprinting;”
  • Describe the basic case-relevant scientific concepts of climate change;
  • List the impacts of climate change that are relevant to litigation.

Opening Remarks:
Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California


Moderator:
Paul Hanle, Ph.D., Project Leader, Climate Judiciary Project, Environmental Law Institute

Faculty:
Benjamin D. Santer, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

In collaboration with the Environmental Law Institute.

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Judges are increasingly called upon to consider scientific questions in this context. A scientifically grounded judiciary is a crucial element to administering justice in the context of climate change and impacts, including increases in public health threats.

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has launched the Climate Judiciary Project and is collaborating with the National Judicial College (NJC) and the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) to meet judges’ need for basic familiarity with climate science concepts. The Project provides neutral, objective information to the judiciary about the science of climate change as it is understood by the expert scientific community.

Join leading atmospheric scientist Dr. Ben Santer to learn what judges need to know about climate science—its underlying physical explanation, its lines of evidence, and its impacts on extreme events that have significant impact on society (such as heat waves, drought, wildfires and hurricanes). Opening remarks provided by the chief justice of California, Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

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