Climate change litigation and the public right to a healthy atmosphere

Damages caused by, and costs of adapting to, climate change are running into the billions of dollars per year in Canada alone. It's remarkable that a human caused activity that causes such widespread harm to legal rights and economic interests should not be seen as a major source of liability.

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Climate Damages Litigation, Climate Change, Legal rights, water damage, ownership