Skip to main content

From Carter to Obama: A new context for a message on energy, economy and environment

Robert Chester, lecturer, history department | August 14, 2015

More than 35 years ago, President Jimmy Carter gave a courageous yet unpopular speech outlining the environmental and economic forces threatening American affluence. He acknowledged his conversation with the American people as “an unpleasant talk  . . . about an . . . unprecedented problem in our history.” He went on to tell Americans what … Continue reading »

Free trade for green trade: To support clean energy, open up trade in green technology

Jonas Meckling, assistant professor, energy and environmental policy | August 10, 2015

By Jonas Meckling and Llewelyn Hughes In the run-up to the Paris talks at the end of the year, governments are preparing their strategies to negotiate national emissions reduction targets. But elsewhere, a different battle is unfolding as firms and governments compete to try to capture the benefits of the rise of the new green … Continue reading »

Why defamation suit against climate denialists is the right move

Ethan Elkind, associate director, Climate Change and Business Program | August 25, 2014

One of the country’s leading climate scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, has been harassed, threatened, and berated for his views that human actions are contributing to global climate change. But not just from anonymous commenters on websites — from leading publications like the National Review Online. After being compared to Jerry Sandusky and having the credibility … Continue reading »