Category Archives for "Climate Policy"

1,000 Smart People in the Room Next Door

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I’ve just finished reading Billion Dollar Whale, a new book chronicling the exploits of Jho Low, a young Malaysian graduate of the Wharton business school. Over the last 10 years Low has allegedly pulled off the largest financial swindle ever seen by misappropriating billions of dollars from Malaysia’s sovereign growth fund. The book came closer […]

Playing Climate Chess Against the Ultimate Wicked Problem

Google “climate change” and you’ll get almost 500 million hits in less than a second. Indeed, almost any climate-relevant search term will generate millions of hits. That’s an overwhelming amount of information. Is it any surprise that most people interested in climate change have given up trying to track and understand more than the narrowest […]

Did the Trump Administration Say It’s Too Late to Tackle Climate Change?

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There was a good deal of coverage and commentary recently regarding the Trump Administration’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) proposing changes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. A lot of that commentary focused on the “no action” alternative in the EIS. The EIS projects dramatic climate change […]

If Blockchain and Bitcoin are the Solution, What Was the Problem?

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If you’re interested in climate change, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion not only about how blockchain and cryptocurrencies (like bitcoin) will change the world, but how they’ll help solve climate change. There is no question that these new digital technologies will change the world. They already are. How much of an impact they’ll […]

How Will the Brave New Post-Paris World Work?

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Whether you are someone looking for action to slow climate change, or someone who opposes such action, the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is bad news because it creates more uncertainty about the future. That uncertainty translates into risk. If you’ve sought action on climate change, President Trump’s announcement reflects a step back from […]

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