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Economics and Environmental Sciences Talk

Date: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT October 27, 2011 Location: Miller 104

Miller 104

Reconciling the Science and Economics of Climate Change

In the face of dire predictions from scientists, the international community has officially endorsed a policy that would require cuts in global warming pollution of around 80% by 2050.  At the same time, speaking for an influential group of economists, William Nordhaus has argued that the best climate policy would be to allow greenhouse emissions to grow by 25% over the same period.  former Lewis & Clark College professor Eban Goodstein, now Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will discuss the basis for this disagreement and ways to move forward on attacking global warming.

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