Ezra Klein is a global warming pessimist. In his own words, "we're fucked." While he gives several different reasons for this belief, the crux of it seems to be U.S. political institutions and parties (the Republicans). Yet he also concedes that other governments are not serious about climate change either. Indeed, no government has taken … Continue reading Institutions and Climate Change Policies
Will global climate change increase resource-based conflicts around the world? Journal of Peace Research has a special issue on the topic, looking at how weather variability has already influenced the rate of conflict. The issue is free to the public until the end of February. Most of the studies find that weather variability does not … Continue reading JPR Special Issue on Climate Change and Conflict
If your goal is to reduce energy consumption through public policy, nationalization of the energy industry is probably the worst first step you could make.