Category Archives: environment

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, C’est Bon

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(12/22/2015) How should one evaluate the agreement reached in Paris December 12 by the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)?  Continue reading

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TPP Critics’ Nighttime Fears Fade by Light of Day

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(10/11/2015) The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) that was finally agreed among trade negotiators of 12 Pacific countries on October 5 came as a triumph over long odds. Tremendous political obstacles, domestic and international, had to be overcome over the last five years.  Now each country has to decide whether to ratify the agreement. Continue reading

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Gas Taxes and Oil Subsidies: Time for Reform

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(8/10/2015) World oil prices have been highly volatile during the last decade.  Over the past year they have fallen more than 50%.

Should we root for prices to go up, down, or stay the same?  Continue reading

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