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When it comes to Climate: Inaction costs, Action benefits

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Simply put, the economic analysis related to climate change issues in public debates has systematically gotten things wrong.  The very nature of the analytical process fosters an exaggerated projection of costs and an understatement of benefits from climate mitigation and adaptation investments.  This fosters a discussion of the “costs” of action, rather than a more [...]

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Tags: climate change · economics · world bank

If you’re sleeping too well, radical World Bank has something for you to read …

November 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In the event that your nights are too tranquil, might I suggest some bedside reading from the (typically) staid World Bank?  Turn Down the Heat’s subtitle is tellingly revealing: “Why a 4 Degree C Warmer World Must Be Avoided”.  Bankers — especially international bankers — and banker analysts don’t typically hyperventilate.  This tendency underlines why [...]

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Summers not sunny when it comes to developmental concepts

November 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

Bloomberg is reporting that Larry Summers is on a very short list for nomination as Secretary of the Treasury. One doesn’t need to look at the global financial meltdown to recognize that this is a truly critical post but the impact and import of this post cannot be underestimated. With the need [...]

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Tags: Obama Administration · environmental · environmental justice · financial policy · pollution · world bank

News Flash World Bank: Global Warming matters

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off

Examining the World Bank’s investment portfolio (pdf), one could be excused for thinking that the Bank is somehow part of the global warming denier branch of the flat-earth society and does not believe that climate change is the critical issue facing the globe.
Relying exclusively on the World Bank’s own figures, our analysis shows World Bank [...]

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