Monday, 6 February 2012

Little Green Lies

A new publications from Connor Court, the publishers of Ian Plimer's Heaven+Earth and How to get expelled... and Garth Partridge's The Climate Caper.

Little Green Lies by Jeff Bennett -
Jeff Bennett is Professor of Environmental Management in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Jeff lectures, researches and consults on the economics of environmental policy issues.

Mr Bennett looks at various  propositions including:
Proposition 9:

We must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid global climate change.

Human induced global climate change is a serious threat to the continued ability of the planet to support humanity and current ecosystems. The damage caused by climate change will be so large that GHG emissions must be reduced now.


Reducing GHG emissions would be costly. The decision to bear those costs should be made with reference to the expected benefits reduced GHG emissions would yield. Reducing GHG emissions will not eliminate the risk of climate change.
Looks like an interesting book.

h/t JB

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