Cameron Hepburn on climate economics

2007-05-15

in Daily updates, Economics, Oxford, Politics, Science, The environment

Dr. Cameron Hepburn gave an informative presentation in the Merton MCR this evening on the economics of climate change. While it was largely a reflection of the emerging conventional wisdom, it was very professionally done and kept the audience in the packed Merton MCR asking questions right until it became necessary to disband for dinner. Dr. Hepburn, incidentally, is my friend Jennifer Helgeson’s supervisor.

My notes are on the wiki.

PS. When I imagined Oxford before coming here, the kind of rooms I imagined were more like the Merton MCR than most of the places I have actually seen. That probably derives from having my expectations defined by The Golden Compass and The Line of Beauty.

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Milan May 15, 2007 at 7:51 pm

One more thing to note: I am building a post-thesis architecture for environmentally related information on the wiki. Right now, there is only this page, but I plan to build a whole architecture.

A May 15, 2007 at 11:46 pm
Anon @ Wadh May 16, 2007 at 8:37 pm

California-Sized Area of Ice Melts in Antarctica

Warm temperatures melted an area of western Antarctica that adds up to the size of California in January 2005, scientists report.

Satellite data collected by the scientists between July 1999 and July 2005 showed clear signs that melting had occurred in multiple distinct regions, including far inland and at high latitudes and elevations, where melt had been considered unlikely.

“Antarctica has shown little to no warming in the recent past with the exception of the Antarctic Peninsula,” said Konrad Steffen of the University of Colorado, Boulder. “But now large regions are showing the first signs of the impacts of warming as interpreted by this satellite analysis.”

Milan May 16, 2007 at 9:19 pm

New Scientist has an article debunking 26 climate myths

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