7 Posts Tagged "Perspective"

By Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman The headline in The New York Times yesterday was succinct. “By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say.” Not, say, “around 2050” or “within our lifetime.” The specificity makes the crisis feel real, imminen ...
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Leading from behind

Posted on September 26th 2013 | 0 comments
EU: €5 (~$7) per ton of CO2 California: $12 per ton of CO2 Shell's internal price: $40 per ton of CO2
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Air conditioning is not the enemy

Posted on August 8th 2013 | 0 comments
Carbon pollutio ...
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PlasTax: the best kind of nudge

Posted on May 1st 2013 | 0 comments
Nudge is the best kind of book. It presents the type of head-slappingly obvious solutions to public policy problems that make you wonder why you needed a book to tell you about them in th ...
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Few Thais recycle, no one bikes, plastic bags are everywhere and Bangkok is afflicted by gridlock and pollution. So you might say that, in general, Thais behave more like citizens of a rapidly emerging economy than the typical Brooklyn environmentalist. Why, then, does virtually every h ...
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Trying to put the rebound effect for energy efficiency in its rightful place is like playing a game of wack-a-mole. Predictably every couple of years, someone new discovers the counter-intuitive appeal of showing how more efficient energy policies may lead to more energy use. Wham! Told yo ...
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When it rains, it pours. First came Sandy, the incarnation of the Rumsfeldian "unknown unknowns." Then came the political hurricane, with three-term ...
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