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Heat Waves: Legal Adaptation to the Most Lethal Climate Disaster (So Far)

Gerrard, Michael

This article discusses the impacts of rising heat; the methods available to cope with heat (principally air conditioning and the reduction of the urban heat island effect through cool roofs and enhanced vegetation); the existing regulations that deal with heat; and legal tools that can be adopted to enhance resilience to heat.


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University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
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April 22, 2019
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