Tourism can damage the environment – think of all the fuel burned – but it can also do good.
A carbon tax is a popular idea as a way of combatting climate change – here is a mildly skeptical article on the topic from The Hill, posted 7/29/18.
I’m working on the impact of sea level rise and coastal flooding arising from climate change: here is a recent article in The Hill., posted on 7/18/18.
Here’s a July 6, 2018 article for CNBC about the EPA’s move to weaken automobile fuel efficiency standards.
Here’s a May 2018 article I wrote for CNBC on the future of oil markets and energy systems.
Here’s a December 2017 article I wrote in Politico about the power system in Puerto Rico and how to react to the massive damage done by Hurricane Marie
In November 2017 I spoke at a meeting organized by The Atlantic on The Power of Purpose, otherwise corporate social responsibility: here’s a link to this on YouTube.
Here are some articles about my recent research from the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Business Insider .and the Guardian. The first three are about my paper on the cost of reducing US greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. It’s a paper that caused a lot of surprise: I argue that the cost is very low.
Here’s an article from the web site of the American Economic Association about my analysis of the climate change problem. And here’s an article in the UK financial publication CITY AM on the same topic.
This is a talk I gave to the National Academy of Sciences about solving the climate problem, based on my work on the cost of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And here’s a longer talk on the same topic, at the New School for Social Research.
Here is an article about some of my recent research about the impact of climate change on labor productivity. There is growing evidence that temperature increases in hot regions depress productivity.
Here’s an interview I gave to a French TV channel about environmental economics, in particular about the economic importance of natural ecosystems, and here’s a talk I gave at the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago.
This is a post on the Columbia web site about my research.