{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

450 Carlarne - March 6 2011 Critical Review Essay In...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
March 6, 2011 Critical Review Essay In Cinnamon Carlarne’s article, the United State’s policies on climate change are discussed. The main points she brings up are the Federal Government are not taking action against climate change, and that the states are stepping up and taking action. Her main argument is that the Federal government should mimic the states, by mimicking the policies that various states have. Therefore taking initiative and taking a more active in managing climate change. The United States should take a more active stance on climate change, and initiate policies similar to individual states. Carlarne begins the article analyzing the levels at which climate change happens. The four different levels, grassroots, states, national and international are all various levels in which policies and laws can go into affect. Carlarne writes that at the international level the Kyoto Protocol along with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) creates the backbone on the international climate change policy. These international policies pushed climate change into a primary topic of discussion. The goals of these policies would only be attainable if the United States put them into affect and other countries followed. Carlarne then goes on to write about legislation happening on the national level. Starting in the 1970’s, American environmental law is relatively new. She writes that the federal jurisdiction over environmental policy is grounded in five arguments that “focus on the benefits of harmonization, uniformity and economies of scale” (Course Packet page 43). The federal government is able to implement authority together with the states, but is less reluctant to share law making and agenda with the states.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern