The deterioration of the earth's physical environment presently represents a phenomenon which international society has never faced before. The current legal and political approach to global environmental crises appears largely inadequate as an effective response to this deterioration. International law, due to its very foundations, is unable to cope with global environmental degradation as it does not provide a clear and compelling direction for states to work collectively toward a common goal.
"International Legal Sources And Global Environmental Crises: The Inadequacy Of Principles, Treaties, And Custom,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol2/iss1/7