Law and Disorder: Climate Change in the Courts

The jury is out on whether our legal system is equipped to deal with climate change. While some parts of the country are inundated by floods, others are resisting the growth of oil and gas infrastructure — and both are running into the law. Do youth have a constitutional right to a clean environment? At what point should disaster preparedness become disaster law? Does water have legal rights? A discussion on how many facets of the climate challenge are pushing, and changing, the law. Visit for more information on today's episode. Guests: Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School Laura Tuggle, Executive Director, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Tanisia Reed Coachman, Resident, Arbor Court Apartments Nicholas Kusnetz, Reporter, InsideClimate News Portions of this program were recorded at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One