Tagged: cap and trade

The Ecological Rift - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 25, 2011

Why do we continue with business as usual when we know that it is leading us to disastrous climate change? According to the authors of The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth it is because our capitalist economic system is driven by forces which cannot stand back and weigh the consequences of their drive. [...] … Read More

Krugman on climate economics: uncertainty makes the case for action stronger - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 10, 2010

Lucidity in an economist is to be prized, and Nobel winner Paul Krugman writes with great clarity in a lengthy article this weekend in the New York Times Magazine headed Building a Green Economy. Is it possible, he asks, to make drastic cuts in greenhouse gases without destroying our economy? I’ll offer a summary of [...] … Read More