Climate Change

Carbon Taxes: What Can We Learn From International Experience?

By ·May 3, 2019
Tufts University

The Issue:

Economists have argued for almost one-hundred years that carbon taxes can address the problem of pollution. And the issue has gained increasing urgency with the threat of climate change. In the last 25 years there has been a move from theory to practice. As of early 2018, more than 25 national or subnational

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Global Temperature and Human Activity

By ·April 20, 2019
Harvard University

The Issue:

There is compelling evidence that the earth has gotten warmer. Analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) indicates an increase of average temperatures of 0.8 degree Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1880, with two-thirds of this warming occurring since 1975. Moreover,

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New (Republican) Support for a Carbon Tax

By ·February 10, 2017
Tufts University

The Issue:

Last year was the warmest since 1880 when recordkeeping began. There is widespread scientific support for the role that greenhouse gases play in the trend rise in temperatures. Yet efforts to combat climate change through policy have been contentious. With the 2009 failure of the Waxman-Markey cap and ...
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Will the Trump Energy Policy help Appalachia?

By ·January 26, 2017
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

The Issue:

President Trump has promised to revitalize the Appalachian coal industry by ending the so-called “War on Coal”—cutting regulations, opening up more federal land for energy extraction, and pursuing an “all of the above” energy policy that will increase demand for coal.
The major source of the
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