Title

October 16, 2013 -- The Climate Activism Model: Civil Rights, Prohibition, or Abolition?

Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

10-16-2013

Abstract

Professor Coplan believes that the radical economic and social changes necessary to address global warming are expected to be driven by law and legal institutions, but law driven social changes of this magnitude while not unprecedented, are scarce. Professor Coplan addresses how today's climate activist model resembles other significant social movements like temperance, prohibition, and civil rights, and whether the movement to shift to a carbon-free economy might best resemble the movement to abolish slavery.

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