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The Right of Nonuse

Jan G. Laitos


This book provides a different perspective on the real causes of the ills plaguing the world's resources and environment. It re-examines the very nature of nature, and from this new perspective, argues that what is needed is for humans to grant to natural resources a legal right to be left alone—a right of nonuse. In the process, it explores the following questions: Why do natural resources continue to be depleted and removed at an alarming rate? Why are species becoming extinct at a pace that may be unprecedented? Why does the environment continue to be polluted? Why do the weather and climat ... More

Keywords: environment, nature, natural resources, legal right, weather, climate, environmental protection, resource depletion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195386066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386066.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan G. Laitos, author
Univ. of Denver, Sturm College of Law