Wednesday, February 21, 2007

More Climate Economics

Professor Anderson passes along a good read in today's NYT.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hog Heaven

Last week in class I was telling you all about the pleasantries of Hog farms in NC. One of the ideas I mentioned, in the context of our energy acquisition/dissipation model, was turning waste into an energy input. Well, check this out- Pig Poop Economics.

Enjoy your break. JC

Climate Federalism

is this what the founding fathers had in mind? Hopefully this kind of action will force the hand of the feds to act internationally on our behalf.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Not Exactly a Crazy Liberal

As most of you are now aware climate alarmists are a group of deranged liberals who want to ruin the US economy. Clearly we are deranged, because we want to do things to harm ourselves and our children (SARC). Well, check out the latest member of the Pigou Club.

SARC is the universal blogger signal for sarcasm.


More on Climate Change Economics

I direct you to N. Gregory Mankiw's blog for a look at three new articles by three very good economists. We may read the Weitzman piece for the week after Feb. break.


Monday, February 12, 2007

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Based on this article I am thinking about starting my own futures exchange for air travel.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Latest IPCC Report

I must admit I did not sleep well last night, but I tend to be a worry wart - here is the summary for Policymakers .

We will probably read this during the last week on energy and climate change while we discuss policy option.

Carbon Emissions Data

The World Resources Institute has some great data and graphics that we will use in class today.


and for more carbon emissions data check out the Top 20.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Can trade improve environmental quality?

I think so. Check out today's story in the WSJ.

Notice the tariff and the subsidy for US farmers and imagine how much we would import from Brazil without them.