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Revisionist history: ECU hired Craig after we both left, so he easily replaced two pairs of big shoes.
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Trump's stated position on climate change on Dec. 30, 2015, in Hilton Head, S.C., "Obama's talking about all of this with the global warming and … a lot of it's a hoax. It's a hoax. I mean, it's a money-making industry, OK? It's a hoax, a lot of it." Trump's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
Apparently what we used to call a nature walk (or a stroll through the park, or a walk in the woods) is now a form of meditation: To give shinrin-yoku a try, choose a spot based on physical ability and convenience. Do not choose a route that is too strenuous:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
The Intelligent Economist (oxymoron?) lists the 100 best economics blogs for 2016: If you’re looking for practical, insightful and educational economics blogs, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the 100 best economics blogs online, listed in no particular order. Today, as you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Environmental Economics
An anonymous comment from an anonymous student about an anonymous professor* in an anonymous class dealing with food economics at an anonymous institution of higher education: I found it annoying how this class approached the topic of food strictly from an economics standpoint. The professor talked a lot about the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Pretty cool way to present global temperature data (click the picture to take you to the video): Spiralling global temperatures from 1850-2016 (full animation) — Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) May 9, 2016 Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Following my theoretical proof from Sunday that math leads to terrorism, here is the applied version of the proof: Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Environmental Economics
A new extreme in our growing aversion to math: Guido Menzio, an economist at the University of Pennsylvania, was pulled off of an American Airlines regional jet from Philadelphia to Syracuse because he was doing math. I'm guessing the logic goes something like this: Numbers are Arabic. Many Arabs are... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Environmental Economics
The U.S. government has started programs to pay for the relocation of those located in particularly vulnerable areas: In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Obviously you're a shitty writer. See, no exclamation point needed.
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Interesting results, but the policy recommendations seem like killing an ant with a sledgehammer. In the first study of its kind, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher Alan Meier, working with Yuche Chen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have estimated the fuel consumption penalty of this popular and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Environmental Economics
In evaluating benefits and costs, preferences matter. For the most part, people like milder weather. That's why people move to Florida and Arizona during the winter (that and tax breaks, but let's stick with the weather for now). As temperatures increase, people get more of what they like: longer milder... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Yoram Bauman on carbon taxes on Yoram Bauman learned about the idea that would change his life, and the course of the world, as a nerdy undergraduate at Reed College. The economics professor's pitch was so simple he couldn't shake it. We should make bad stuff more expensive. And,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Environmental Economics
When talking about outsourcing jobs, why don't politicians ever mention the less expensive goods we get in return? This from coverage of last night's Democratic debate: Sanders is no fan of General Electric. He and the iconic American company have been trading jabs ever since Sanders attacked the firm in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Environmental Economics
This is almost enough to make me move back to Baltimore: Marylanders could have an easier time finding — and affording — local crabs this summer, a survey of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population suggests. There are more than 550 million blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay, an increase... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Too good to pass up: It must have seemed a straightforward way to honor a U.S. Supreme Court justice who was famous for, among other things, prizing straightforwardness. But then people began to titter about the unintended acronym of the Antonin Scalia School of Law — and now George Mason... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Environmental Economics
I found this debate between Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok (at Marginal Revolution University), on whether college education provides learning or signaling, interesting. Particularly important right now: If college education is primarily learning and learning is productivity enhancing, then universal college education will be productivity enhancing, but if college degrees... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Seems about right: "Here I go again on my own Goin' down the only road I've ever known Like a drifter I was born to walk alone An' I've made up my mind, I ain't wasting no more time"
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Hopefully it was a rejction [sic].
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This is how to celebrate the life of a friend. *For the record, I'm not planning to go anywhere anytime soon. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Apparently Steven Goddard doesn't like me pointing out his misrepresentation of the NOAA sea level data: Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Environmental Economics
A Drudge headline this morning points to this story that claims sea levels have been falling for the past 6 years. And the story is correct. Here's the graphic proof based on data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Nothing to look at here. Everyone's safe. No worries. But,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Environmental Economics
No way to pass up posting a tragedy like this: The front of the Busch beer truck then struck the Frito-Lay truck, prompting the Frito-Lay truck to overturn and spill beer and chips onto the roadway, according to FHP. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Environmental Economics
The scientific debates between human-induced climate change and sports-induced Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) are eerily similar: ...a consensus statement issued by two dozen neuroscientists, [noted] that CTE has "only been found in individuals who were exposed to brain trauma, typically multiple episodes." ...until researchers are able to study football players... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Environmental Economics