Episode 189. BEST IN CLIMATE: Does Nature Have Rights? A Burgeoning Legal Movement Says Rivers, Forests and Wildlife Have Standing, Too by Katie Surma

Climate change and environmental destruction have inspired court cases around the country and the globe, aimed at protecting the natural world. Journalist Katie Surma gives us a brief history and provides us hope for Earth’s future.

This story originally appeared in Inside Climate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.


Meet: Katie Surma

Law Review Article (1972):  Should Trees Have Standing, by Christopher D. Stone,

U. N. Program: Harmony with Nature