Op-Ed, Part I: The Price of Climate Catastrophe

Can the world afford to ignore climate change? by John J. Berger Unlike the direct, short-term impacts of costly but discrete climate disasters, such as hotter heat waves, more intense droughts, or wilder storms, the coming broad economic impacts of rapid climate change—unprecedented in human experience—are more complex and difficult to meaningfully quantify. To cite … Continue reading Op-Ed, Part I: The Price of Climate Catastrophe

Op-Ed, Part II: Balancing a Green Budget

Can the world afford to prevent climate change? by John J. Berger Glaring income inequality in the United States, and the social injustice that stems from it, are tightly intertwined with the nation’s failure to adopt a bold climate protection plan commensurate with today’s climate perils. Without the enormous disparities in income and wealth in … Continue reading Op-Ed, Part II: Balancing a Green Budget