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Why the Pope is wrong on markets

Maximilian Auffhammer, professor, international sustainable development | August 17, 2015

On a recent speaking engagement in Germany I ran into Prof. John Schellnhuber, who was on his way to the Vatican to present Pope Francis’ major coming out document on climate change. After I got over feeling oh so cool for being one degree of Kevin Bacon removed from one of the most powerful figures … Continue reading »

It’s time to refocus California’s climate strategy

Severin Borenstein, professor of business | April 9, 2014

You know this already, but let’s review: Climate change is a global emissions problem. California produces about 1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next few decades, the majority of emissions will come from developing countries. If we don’t solve the problem in the developing world, we don’t solve the problem. And lastly, … Continue reading »

California’s second cap-and-trade auction: Signs of a maturing market

Elizabeth Bailey, adjunct professor, Haas School of Business | February 26, 2013

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) held its second auction for greenhouse gas allowances this past Tuesday (Feb. 19).  Severin Borenstein blogged about his reactions to the first auction held back in November 2012 here. As a quick refresher, in the first auction, the market clearing price for a “current” vintage 2013 allowance was 9 … Continue reading »

The future of climate politics (pt. 1)

Eric Biber, professor of law | February 21, 2013

I’m a little late to the game here, but I’ve finally had a chance to read Harvard Prof. Skocpol’s post mortem of why she thinks cap-and-trade legislation failed in the U.S. Congress in 2009-10, and what she thinks the best way forward in the future is.  (Dan blogged about this already here and here; Matt … Continue reading »

Romney’s views on climate policy: A detailed timeline

Dan Farber, professor of law | July 31, 2012

There has been considerable discussion of Governor Romney’s views about the causes of climate change and about policies such as cap and trade.  It’s not easy, however, to find detailed documentation.  For that reason, I’ve assembled as much information as I could find about what Romney has said and done over the years, with links … Continue reading »

Gingrich and the environment

Dan Farber, professor of law | November 21, 2011

Given Newt Gingrich’s current spurt in the polls, it’s worth taking a bit of a closer look at his environmental views.  He favors dismantling EPA, which should make him popular with the tea party.  But apparently he has problems in that quarter: The reaction from some conservative commentators was swift and harsh. “Intellectually incoherent,” said … Continue reading »