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August 28, 2013 1:00 PM People Don’t Fear Climate Change Enough

With respect to the science of climate change, many experts regard the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the world’s authoritative institution. A draft summary of its forthcoming report was leaked last week. It describes the panel’s growing confidence that...

By Cass Sunstein

August 08, 2013 11:32 AM What Larry Summers Doesn't Get About Climate Change

Lots of debate in Blogistan and elsewhere about President Obama’s apparent desire to appoint Larry Summers as Fed Chair. We know (or at least we think we know) that he is brilliant, but he has a strange tendency to get...

By Jonathan Zasloff

July 12, 2013 11:34 AM The Electricity Grid's Big Climate Change Problem

In the NY Times, John Broder has written a good piece where he notes that climate stress could lead to both supply and demand shocks for electricity that threaten the reliability of the grid. For a full copy of the...

By Matthew Kahn

July 03, 2013 12:14 PM Obama's Climate Action Plan: The Methane Problem With ‘Clean’ Natural Gas

Last week, President Barack Obama presented his Climate Action Plan to the public. President Obama's plan aims to 1. reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants, by using laws already on the books, such as the Clean Air Act; 2....

By Tina Gerhardt

June 26, 2013 12:00 PM The Keystone Pipeline Has No Future

President Barack Obama, in yesterday’s big speech on climate change: Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interest. And our national interest will be served only if this project...

By James Wimberley