Economists are not the enemy

Far too often economists are pitted against environmentalist, when in reality basic economic theory supports strong action on global warming and other environmental issues. The sooner the wider environmental community realizes this the sooner real progress will be made.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMSNpTqrlTw&w=560&h=349]

(h/t Michael Tobis)

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Comments:

  1. The notion that remote forests can be treated as open oceans and the atmosphere isn’t valid. All forests not privately owned are claimed as the property of the nation in which they’re situated. In any case we’d get drowned in arguments over what constitutes “remote.”

    Cap & Trade is fine in theory but fails when it’s entrusted to corrupt, corporatist legislatures. We are virtually powerless to reform them so we’ll probably be better off with a straightforward carbon pricing regime.

    Good vid. Plenty of food for thought and adds clarity to some unfully explored questions.


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