Category Archives: Resources

“The Power of Change”

This 300 page book published September, 2016, by the National Academies Press (chartered by Congress) is the most up to date and credible analysis of the current status of technologies and policies supporting clean electric power technology. It can be downloaded for … 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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“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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Reflexive Realism is what’s missing from the climate debate

Garrison Institute       reflexive cartoonp Jonathan Rowson is an “applied philosopher,” grandmaster chess player, and author of the forthcoming book  Seven Dimensions of Climate Change:  rethinking the world’s toughest problem, who writes about speaking at the recent forum in … Continue reading

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“314 species on the brink”

                                                           According to Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report  of 2014, “shrinking and … Continue reading

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Designing a policy to price carbon: the devil’s in the details

This paper posted July 8, 2016, by the Brookings Institute covers “11 essential questions for designing a policy to price carbon,” or in other words, the “details,” at brookings.edu. The author, Adele Morris, is a senior fellow and policy director for Climate … Continue reading

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“Why value nature? It’s better to be roughly right than really wrong.”

Hunter Lovins posts on Huffington Post June 15, 2016 in a series on natural capital. The Natural Capital Coalition’s vision is to support a “shift to a world where business conserves and enhances natural capital.”  Lovins says we are allowing economic activity to … Continue reading

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Scepticism on pricing carbon

Today in the dailyclimate@newsletters.dailyclimate.org,  Andrew Simms in the Guardian suggests that we take a deeper look into the economic models that show carbon pricing as a solution to climate change. Commenting on BP’s call for a “meaningful price on carbon” in … Continue reading

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To the editorial board of the WSJ

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