Adapting Private Business To Climate Change

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- “The times they are a changin’” goes the famous line from a 1963 Bob Dylan song. Today, that also goes for the climate, at least according to many scientists.

Public authorities both in the U.S. and abroad now have underway programs to figure out how climate change may affect them and to undertake measures to reduce their vulnerability.

Not surprisingly, California has been a leader in assessing the anticipated effects of climate change.

Cities as diverse as Seattle, Phoenix, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New...
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