During this course, you will learn to:
- Describe the basic case-relevant scientific concepts of climate change;
- List the impacts of climate change that are relevant to litigation;
- Compare the lessons for climate response that can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic response.
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 climate scientist and member of the National Academy of Sciences Professor Stephen Pacala of Princeton University in a conversation with Justice Robert Torres about climate science—its underlying physical explanation, its lines of evidence, and its impacts like extreme heat waves, drought, wildfires, stronger hurricanes…and how climate change affects the emergence of infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Starting time per time zone: 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
This webcast will be 75 minutes in duration.
Distinguished Faculty: Faculty for this event will be: Professor Stephen Pacala, Princeton University; Hon. Robert Torres, Justice, Supreme Court of Guam, Paul Hanle, Ph.D., Project Leader, Climate Judiciary Project, Environmental Law Institute
This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills, and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.