New IPCC economic models

An arti­cle from Forbes Mag­a­zine on the IPC­C’s lat­est “socio-eco­nom­ic mod­el­ling” of emis­sion and growth sce­nar­ios has attract­ed a lot of atten­tion ...

Smoking and climate change

Mal­colm Turn­bull, in a recent speech invent­ed a para­ble about a fool­hardy smok­er to illus­trate his claim that con­test­ing the views of the “best sci­en­...

Why shoot elephants?

It’s the most effec­tive way to kill them. Any game-keep­er will tell you that. Just as any econ­o­mist will tell you that the most effec­tive way to con­trol o...

The “clean energy” hustle

Some aspects of the Prime Min­is­ter’s advo­ca­cy for her coal tax are, at best, mis­lead­ing: a wedge for the much greater costs implied by the Labor/Greens ag...

It’s the politics (stupid)!

If his­to­ry has rules, one must be that inter­est smoth­ers con­cept (and eats its lunch). The polit­i­cal chal­lenges of imple­ment­ing any big, dis­rup­tive ...