More than Winners and Losers: The Importance of Moving Climate and Environmental Policy Debate Toward a More Transparent Process


Victor B. Flatt


This Article responds to Professor J.B. Ruhl’s article, Climate Change Winners and Losers. It agrees with the need to recognize the “climate change winners” perception phenomenon, but maintains that Professor Ruhl’s argument both makes too much of it and too little. In particular, this Article shows that the phenomenon is less ignored than he thinks, but argues that it is also the tip of a bigger and more important iceberg concerning what environmental scholars and policy makers have debated in terms of climate change and environmental policy generally.


climate change, climate change winners, environmental policy, environmental debate, global warming, climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation, J.B. Ruhl

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97 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 26 (2013)


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