Academic journal article UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

Editor's Note

Academic journal article UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

Editor's Note

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The Board of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy is pleased to present the first issue of the twenty-sixth annual volume: Coping with Global Warming. This issue is the product of the 2007 Symposium of the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program, organized by the Program's Executive Director, Sean Hecht. The Board thanks the Evan Frankel Program for its support, as well Prof. Hecht, who continues to be an invaluable resource to the Journal in many capacities. The Board also thanks Summer Rose, Clinical Specialist at the UCLA School of Law, for her role in planning and executing the 2007 Symposium. Finally, the Board thanks Dean Michael Schill and Assistant Dean of Students Elizabeth Cheadle for their on-going support.

The mission of the Evan Frankel Program is to "foster informed analysis of timely and important issues involving governance and regulation in environmental policy." Plainly, no environmental issue is timelier than global warming. As Dr. Evan Mills notes in his contribution herein, "[t]he scientific debate is over, with the Nobel-Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, representing the definitive scientific consensus, now using the considered term "unequivocal" in describing its certainty that climate change is here. …

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