"Standing and Global Warming: Is Injury to All Injury to None?", by Professor Bradford C. Mank, University of Cincinnati; Volume 35 of Environmental Law. This 84-page article addresses standing under the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act for climate change actions.
"The Legal Option: Suing the United States in International Forums," by Andrew L. Strauss; Environmental Law Reporter (33 ELR 10185 (3-2003)). This article discusses litigation as a strategy for inducing or even compelling the United States to meet its responsibilities regarding the problem of global warming.
"Liability for climate change: Will it ever be possible to sue anyone for damaging the climate?" by Myles Allen; Nature, Vol. 421. This article raises the question of whether current greenhouse-gas emitters could ever be held liable for the actual impacts of their emissions; the lawsuits filed so far have focused on technical legal issues, such as whether an adequate environmental assessment must cover climate change.
"Warming up to a not-so-radical idea: tort-based climate change litigation," by David A. Grossman; Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 28. This article evaluates the feasibility of what some see as the most novel or radical idea, namely applying tort law to hold fossil fuel companies and some of their reliant industries liable for at least some of the harms caused by global warming.
"Greenhouse Suits: Litigation becomes a tool against global warming," by Madhusree Mukerjee; Scientific American, February 3, 2003. A suit with the Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the cities of Boulder, Colo., and Oakland, Calif., as plaintiffs, seeks to force two government agencies to assess the total impact on climate of the projects they finance. Rather than treaties and regulations, litigation may soon be the weapon of choice for those concerned about human-induced global warming.