Linking Climate Change and Trade

I wrote this piece three years ago, and while the recession has essentially pushed climate change action off the table because of the associated economic costs, I think this is still a workable way forward for internationalizing a climate change regime. From World Politics Review, January 27, 2009, Linking Climate Change and Trade:

There is [...]

What’s A Lost Decade Among Friends?

Interesting:

Noted anti-global-warming scientist reverses course | The Upshot Yahoo! News – Yahoo! News With scientific data piling up showing that the world has reached its hottest-ever point in recorded history, global-warming skeptics are facing a high-profile defection from their ranks. Bjorn Lomborg, author of the influential tract “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” has reversed course on [...]

And That is Only the Direct Subsidies

From the Financial Times:

FT.com / Global Economy – IEA counts $550bn energy support bill The world economy spends more than $550bn in energy subsidies a year, about 75 per cent more than previously thought, according to the first exhaustive study of the financial assistance devoted to oil, natural gas and coal consumption.

Matt Yglesias [...]

Maybe this Carbon Footprint Stuff Doesn’t Make Much Sense?

Polluting pets: the devastating impact of man’s best friend Man’s best friend could be one of the environment’s worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle.