Weather Modification Law as a Prototype for Legal Control of Inadvertent Weather and Climtate Change

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  • Ray Jay Davis J. Reuben Clark Law School Brigham Young University Provo, Utah

Abstract

Weather modification is a prototype for meeting legal challenges from unintended weather change due to the urban heat island effect and from world-wide warming produced by the greenhouse effect. Four issues for which cloud seeding law supplies legal models for unintended atmospheric change are: (1) liability law, (2) funding law, (3) regulating human activities that are precursors to atmospheric changes, and (4) tailoring the scale of legal intervention to the scale of societal impacts.

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Technical Notes and Correspondence