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I think I could confuse some people if I applied for the position of Director of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources: Please distribute this announcement to individuals you think may be interested for the Director position of the Haub School for the Environment and Natural Resources. It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From CNN: President-elect Donald Trump conceded Tuesday there is "some connectivity" between human activity and climate change and wavered on whether he would pull the United States out of international accords aimed at combating the phenomenon, which scientists overwhelmingly agree is caused by human activity. The statements could mark a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Then together we've explained 134% of the variation. Case closed.
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The graph below was inspired by David Zetland's claim that... ...most Americans have neither visited foreign countries (compare passport holding with state voting here) nor follow news from those countries. Comparing passport holdings to state voting give us this possibly spurious and possibly informative graph: Each additional percentage point increase... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Let me start by saying that this post has nothing to do with whether I like or don't like the outcome of the election. The result of the election is the result and now we look at the aftermath. So, I might be about to say something obvious, but I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Does this close before or after the Trumpeter freeze on federal hiring?
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2016 on NCEE is hiring, too at Environmental Economics
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You getting back to occasional blogging might help make up for my lack of occasional blogging.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2016 on Official Guest Kid at Environmental Economics
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Is fact-checking still relevant for semi-political posts?
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2016 on ...and we're off. at Environmental Economics
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Well, that didn't take long: It’s been reported that Trump had chosen Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, to lead his Environmental Protection Agency transition team. Ebell has called the Clean Power Plan “illegal” and has said joining the Paris... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Environmental Economics
The following is a message I sent to faculty and staff in my department. I don't know why. It just seemed appropriate. After last night (or this morning), I thought I would share with you something I wrote last week when asked for my views on the role of diversity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Science is awesome: Einstein once boldly claimed that the Laws of Thermodynamics were the only physical theory of the universe that will 'never be overthrown'. That all changed late last month, when scientists from the Argonne National Laboratory at the University of Chicago found a loophole in the system -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Does it count as doing my part that Lea Fortmann (one fo the dozens) is a graduate of our department?
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Here's the full quote: "This is definitely human impact, we're in the sixth mass extinction. There's only been five before this and we're definitely in the sixth," WWF conservation scientist Martin Taylor told CNN." ...and here's more of the story: More than two thirds of the world's wildlife could be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Environmental Economics
I'm pretty sure this hurts the credibility of scrupled researchers: A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an investigation by The Daily Mail revealed. The UK government gave $11 million dollars... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Tired of presidential politics? Here's a local (Florida) issue that could have interesting national and international impacts: The main focus of this election has been the presidential race, but so many other things will be on the ballot Nov. 8. In the Florida Keys, local voters will be asked whether... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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Just me doing what I do...in Morogoro, Tanzania. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From FiveThirtyEight.com: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/significant-digits-for-thursday-oct-6-2016 A poll of Chinese citizens found that 50 percent were willing to trade a better economy for cleaner air, saying that air pollution should be reduced at the expense of economic growth, compared to 24 percent who said pollution was simply the price for growth. [Pew Research... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Environmental Economics
IAGRI Workshop Announcement Introduction to Valuation Methods and Willingness to Pay Dates: October 12-13, 2016 Location: iAGRI building, Sokoine University of Agriculture campus Presenter: Dr. Tim Haab, Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA Abstract: Understanding of the values that people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From EcoWatch: The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has added seven bee species to the endangered species list, a first for bees. Native to Hawaii, these yellow-faced bees are facing extinction due to habitat loss, wildfires and invasive species. ... The listing comes just a week after the USFWS... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: My name is David Knoller, and I am the Executive Producer of a new drama series entitled THE ONE PERCENT from the MRC (Media Rights Capital) the studio who produces HOUSE OF CARDS. The creators of our series are Alejandro Iñárritu, the director and writer of Birdman... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Environmental Economics
The standard market-based solution to reducing unwanted behavior is to place a tax on the unwanted behavior, causing people to want to do the unwanted stuff less (that's the law of demand). Here's a good example: Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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I was cleaning off some bookshelves this afternoon and I came across a copy of The Wealth of Nations that I borrowed from a local library my senior year as an undergraduate (and never returned, but that's not part of the story)--in 1991. Sticking out of the book was a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Environmental Economics