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Tales of the Apocalypse: The Child’s Right to a Secure Climate

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All rights of children equate with the right to a life-sustaining biosphere. Climate change disproportionately harms children and profoundly threatens their future. Dystopian futures portrayed in cli-fi films illustrate the dangers but also may contribute to paralysis in the face of rapidly increasing global warming. Intergenerational equity frames our duty to future generations. A child-led lawsuit, if successful, will hold the state to its duty to safeguard natural resources. A new corporate paradigm is essential. Central to all strategies is hearing the child.

Affiliations: 1: Professor of Law, University of Manitoba, retired. Anne.McGillivray@umr.umanitoba.ca

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