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Should Trees Have Standing?: Law, Morality, and the Environment

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Originally published in 1972, Should Trees Have Standing? was a rallying point for the then burgeoning environmental movement, launching a worldwide debate on the basic nature of legal rights that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, in the 35th anniversary edition of this remarkably influential book, Christopher D. Stone updates his original thesis and explores the impact his ideas have had on the courts, the academy, and society as a whole. At the heart of the book is an eminently sensible, legally sound, and compelling argument that the environment should be granted legal rights. For the new edition, Stone explores a variety of recent cases and current events--and related topics such as climate change and protecting the oceans--providing a thoughtful survey of the past and an insightful glimpse at the future of the environmental movement. This enduring work continues to serve as the definitive statement as to why trees, oceans, animals, and the environment as a whole should be bestowed with legal rights, so that the voiceless elements in nature are protected for future generations.

Synopsis:

In this influential work, Stone argues that special guardians be empowered to speak for the "voiceless" elements in nature, in effect, to give legal standing in the court of law to endangered species and threatened forests.

The 25th anniversary edition features an additional collection of his most influential writings:



How to Heal the Planet



The Convention on Biological Diversity



Should We Establish a Guardian to Speak for Future Generations?



An Environmental Ethic for the 21st Century

A new Introduction and Epilogue, "Trees" at Twenty-Five, narrate the reception of the Should Trees Have Standing? thesis in various countries, and appraise the present state of the environmental movement.

About the Author

Christopher D. Stone is J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California School of Law. A leading advocate for the environment, he has written for Harper's, The New York Times, The Nation, Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Trees at Thirty-Five

1. Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects

2. Does the Climate Have Standing?

3. Agriculture and the Environment: Challenges for the New Millennium

4. Can the Oceans Be Harbored? A Four Step Plan for the 21st Century

5. Should We Establish a Guardian for Future Generations?

6. Reflections on "Sustainable Development"

7. How to Heal the Planet

8. Is Environmentalism Dead?

Epilogue: Trees Revisited

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199736072
Author:
Stone, Christopher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Stone, Christopher D.
Author:
null, Christopher D.
Subject:
Environmental law -- United States.
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Subject:
Entertainment
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Natural resources -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Law | Environmental Law
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
6.100 x 9.100 in 0.825 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In this influential work, Stone argues that special guardians be empowered to speak for the "voiceless" elements in nature, in effect, to give legal standing in the court of law to endangered species and threatened forests.

The 25th anniversary edition features an additional collection of his most influential writings:



How to Heal the Planet



The Convention on Biological Diversity



Should We Establish a Guardian to Speak for Future Generations?



An Environmental Ethic for the 21st Century

A new Introduction and Epilogue, "Trees" at Twenty-Five, narrate the reception of the Should Trees Have Standing? thesis in various countries, and appraise the present state of the environmental movement.

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