Melting tundra creates giant bubbles and craters
Paris Climate Agreement – Official Text
Paris Climate Agreement – background information
We are going to read and analyze the Paris Climate agreement. This may take more than one class, but use the weekend to get the reading done. This the key global climate change agreement. Think about whether it is sufficient, what happens if the US pulls out, and where do we go from here?
White House: Climate funding is ‘a waste of your money’
Cheng, L. et al., 2017. Improved estimates of ocean heat content from 1960 to 2015. Science Advances, 3(3), p.e1601545.
A little fun following the discussion last class: Martin Weitzman’s Dismal Theorem: Do “Fat Tails” Destroy Cost-Benefit Analysis?
(These are all pretty short.)
Carbon Pricing 101
Climate Change 101 – Cap and Trade
TAXING CARBON: WHAT, WHY, AND HOW
California Appellate Court Hears Arguments in Cap-and-Trade Program Challenge
What are REDD offsets and why are they controversial?
Climate Change: Caps vs. Taxes – The Conservative Case for Carbon Taxes
Cap and trade in Europe
Carl, Jeremy, and David Fedor. “Tracking global carbon revenues: A survey of carbon taxes versus cap-and-trade in the real world.” Energy Policy 96 (2016): 50-77.
This study looks at where carbon tax / cap and trade revenues are spent.
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Coefficients by Fuel
H.R. 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, 111th Congress (Waxman-Markey)
This was the climate bill that passed the house but did not pass the Senate before the Republicans captured the House.
New science standards face key vote Tuesday, but evolution may slow the debate
“In one case, Mills said, climate change and global warming are unfairly treated as foregone conclusions”
Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act, 74 FR 66496 Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Work through this. Find the legal authority and what needs to be show to trigger it, then look at how the technical document we discussed last class is used in the document, and finally parse the actual reg.
Annotated: Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act, 74 FR 66496 Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I added bookmarks and highlights to facilitate our discussion.