Jedediah Purdy Professor of Law at Duke Law School, where he teaches constitutional and environmental law, among other topics. His latest book is After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. Previous books include: A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom; The Meaning of Property: Freedom, Community, and the Legal Imagination; and For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Climate Apocalypse and/or Democracy
In the last week, a group of scientists and a prominent historian each predicted a climate apocalypse. The scientists, led by Ricarda Winkelmann of Germany's Potsdam University, issued a paper finding that, if humans burn the rest of the world's estimated fossil fuel reserves -- which might take...