Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DOI Climate Change Task Force draft Sub-Committee reports

Source: US Dept. of the Interior
"Who owns your company headquarters if it disappears as a result of rising sea levels, or becomes worthless due to an absence of water supplies? What do you do in a drought if a neighbouring firm starts hording water for their office gardens?
These are just some of the questions that loom over a new set of reports from the US Department of the Interior, which warns that land ownership could become a cause of significant legal disputes if the effects of climate change play out as feared.
The Department's Climate Change Task Force has released three reports broadly outlining the challenges that it faces from climate change, and what it might do about them. The three reports produced cover law and policy, land and water management, and scientific issues relating to climate change. "