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Time and Environmental Law: Telling Nature’s Time

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Richardson, BJ, Time and Environmental Law: Telling Nature's Time, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 405. ISBN 9781108120678 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2017 Benjamin J. Richardson

DOI: doi:10.1017/9781108120678

Abstract

Disciplined by industrial clock time, modern life distances people from nature's biorhythms such as its ecological, evolutionary, and climatic processes. The law is complicit in numerous ways. It compresses time through 'fast-track' legislation and accelerated resource exploitation. It suffers from temporal inertia, such as 'grandfathering' existing activities that limits the law's responsiveness to changing circumstances. Insouciance about past ecological damage, and neglect of its restoration, are equally serious temporal flaws: we cannot live sustainably while Earth remains degraded and unrepaired. Applying international and interdisciplinary perspectives on these issues, Time and Environmental Law explores how to align law with the ecological 'timescape' and enable humankind to 'tell nature's time'. Lending insight into environmental behaviour and impacts, this book pioneers a new understanding of environmental law for all societies, and makes recommendations for its reform. Minding nature, not the clock, requires regenerating Earth, adapting to its changes, and living more slowly.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:environmental law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Author:Richardson, BJ (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:119247
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-07-28
Last Modified:2017-08-01
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