When Nature Strikes: Weather Disasters and the Law by Marsha L. Baum

By Marsha L. Baum

Either legislation and climate impact us each day of our glossy lives, but most folks have no idea how the elements has affected advancements within the legislation, nor are they conscious of how the legislations has tried to strengthen how one can impact the elements. while Nature moves is the 1st e-book to check a number of the components within which legislations and climate meet and impact one another. This extraordinary paintings describes the legislation concerning climate within the usa within the context of particular instances, laws, and administrative felony action.For instance, climate will be the potential to devote against the law or the issue that turns an occasion from a bad twist of fate right into a felony act. climate could be a protection opposed to legal responsibility in either civil and felony instances. humans search reduction in court docket from the damage because of climate occasions, no matter if a slip at the ice or the terrible devastation wrought by means of a perilous storm. Courts and the legal justice method will be suffering from climate occasions that hinder actual entry to the courthouse or that break facts. via legislation glided by Congress, U.S. climate providers have developed from easily climate recording into climate forecasting and caution platforms. Federal patent legislation bargains monopolies over innovations to inspire inventors to improve new units that elevate human security in severe climate or to enhance tools corresponding to cloud seeding or wind power.

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Modifying solar radiation exchange of earth or clouds through release of gases, dusts, liquids, or aerosols into the atmosphere; 4. modifying the characteristics of land or water surfaces by dusting or treating with powders, liquid sprays, dyes, or other materials; 5. releasing electrically charged or radioactive particles into the atmosphere; 6. applying shock waves, sonic energy sources, or other explosive or acoustic sources to the atmosphere; 7. using aircraft propeller downwash, jet wash, or other sources of artificial wind generation; or, 8.

Hurricane Ginger in 1971 was the last test case for the government’s seeding program. Results from the government’s experimentations over the years were inconclusive, leading to the end of the project in 1983. S. 66 Private entities have also engaged in weather modification activities. Rainmakers in the late 1800s traveled the country, and sometimes the world, to provide their services to agricultural communities suffering through drought. A collective of rainmaking companies sent their agents into Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska in April 1893 to get contracts with farmers.

Sometimes we try to control the weather and sometimes we try to ignore the impact of the weather. Either approach may invite government intervention. The government can provide patent protection for inventions, can regulate interference with other people’s property rights, and can allocate risk and costs to implement policy decisions. In these ways, government can regulate human efforts to tame the weather through science and technology. 38 CHAPTER 3 Governmental Liability for Injury to Individuals It was early morning on January 11, 1948, sixteen days after the “Big Snow” in New York City.

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