Monthly Archives: August 2016

Pedaling for climate education

  This article by Mike Ferguson in Billings Gazette August 19, 2016 describes his interview with Dr. Lori Byron, a pediatrician from Montana who bicycled 2,000 miles with her brother, to the Arctic Circle, to raise funds for Citizens’ Climate Education . She returned … Continue reading

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Cheap, maximally efficient and minimally coercive

That’s how the  Washington Post editorial board describes a “simple, significant, slowly rising carbon fee,”  as a policy to lower carbon dioxide emissions.  (August 22, 2016)

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Removing tax preferences for U.S. oil and gas producers: discussion paper

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) just published a paper by Gilbert Metcalfe of Tufts, on the implications for the U.S. in the case of the removal of three “tax preferences” for the oil and gas industries, to the tune of $4 … Continue reading

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Cross-Country Ride 2016

Planned:  Community conversation about climate solutions in Billings September 21, at 6:30pm at Good Earth Market.  Free appetizers! Overview: August 27 to November 12, 2016, Mindy Ahler and Ryan Hall are traveling over 4000 miles by bicycle across the United … Continue reading

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“Bringing values and deliberation to science communication”

Public participation is both invaluable and problematic in climate deliberations. This was discussed by Thomas Dietz in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at a symposium in 2012 on “Bringing Science to Science Deliberation.” “Decisions always involve both facts and … Continue reading

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