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In Virginia, disagreement about the threat of sea-level rise and climate change politics prevent action on a pressing problem.

Yusuf, Juita-Elena (Wie), Neill, Katharine A., St. John III, Burton, Ash, Ivan K. and Mahar, Kaitrin (2015) In Virginia, disagreement about the threat of sea-level rise and climate change politics prevent action on a pressing problem. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (29 Dec 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Nearly half of the US population lives in coastal counties, meaning that climate change related sea-level rise should be a pressing concern for governments and policymakers – and yet for some it is not. Using the Virginia legislature as a case study, Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf, Katharine A. Neill, Burton St. John III, Ivan K. Ash and Kaitrin Mahar find that the issue of sea-level rise is politically controversial and is perceived by legislators to be a low priority policy concern, especially among those who do not represent coastal districts.. There is also significant disagreement over appropriate policy remedies to address local sea-level rise.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 00:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75910

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