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Volume 93, No. 4, Summer 2021

The scope of my current research project extends to over a decade of interest in the dramatic shifts climate change will bring to human mobility, which is ushering in a twenty‑first-century “brand” of movement. My climate migration work kicked off during the 2009 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties […]

By Maxine Burkett [PDF]

It was way back in the “before times”—November of 2019—that Nancy Fisher and Nikki Hatza, the Temple Law Review symposium editors for the 2019–2020 academic year, first contacted me to say that they wanted the next law review symposium to focus on the climate crisis. Wow. What a difference a year makes! It, of course, […]

By Amy Sinden [PDF]

Whether in response to sudden disasters or “slow‑onset” conditions like sea level rise, intolerable heat, or water scarcity, millions, if not billions, of people in the United States and around the world are likely to move in the coming decades. Where will people go? While considerable attention has focused on how communities can adapt to […]

By Alice Kaswan [PDF]

According to best estimates, millions of U.S. residents are in danger of being displaced by sea level rise and other climate disruptions before the end of the century. Several coastal communities around the country have either considered or are considering relocation on account of sea level rise and erosion; a few are actively planning their exit […]

By Robert R.M. Verchick [PDF]

Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) scholarship contends that international law privileges nation‑states in the Global North over those in the Global South. The literature primarily draws on a Westphalian conception of the North‑South divide in analyzing asymmetrical issues of power in the global political economy. Given the expansion of global capitalism, however, the […]

By Ama Ruth Francis [PDF]

The literature on climate migration focuses on the attention‑grabbing situation of small island nations from which people have been forced to flee as their land has literally disappeared into the ocean. Though these migrants generally do not fit within the strictures of the UN Refugee Convention’s definition of a refugee, they are the locus of […]

By Jaya Ramji Nogales [PDF]