Posted by Rod Janssen

It’s time to take a clear-eyed look at the science behind the increasing number of weather events due to climate change — the political science

It’s time to take a clear-eyed look at the science behind the increasing number of weather events due to climate change — the political science

Politics drives so much of our reaction to climate change impacts.  Charles Lane provides a good article on the Washington Post website that you should enjoy.   It’s time to look at the (political) science behind climate change This year, California recorded its deadliest wildfire in state history. The combined intensity and duration of the … Continue reading

Thailand’s energy transition plans raise concerns

Thailand’s energy transition plans raise concerns

Pratch Rujivanarom writes on The Nation website about concerns raised by Greenpeace about the impact of Thailand’s Power Development Plans.   Power plan ‘a setback for sustainable energy’ Environmental watchdog Greenpeace has called Thailand’s Power Development Plan 2018 (PDP) “sugar-coated” despite its embrace of more renewable energy, saying it still hinders efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas … Continue reading

Impact of carbon taxes

Impact of carbon taxes

The debate goes on about the value and impact of carbon taxes and how they are implemented.  Roger Harrabin discusses their impact on the vulnerable in an article on the BBC website. What do you think?   How do you stop green taxes hurting the poor? The French humiliation showed people rejected the sort of … Continue reading

Reviewing climate change and employment impacts

Reviewing climate change and employment impacts

Garth Heutel, Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia State University assesses the impact on employment by climate change policies (or the lack of them). He provides this article on The Conversation website.   Do climate policies ‘kill jobs’? An economist on why they don’t cause massive unemployment Climate change will hammer the U.S. economy unless … Continue reading