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Can We Price Carbon?
According to the latest IPCC report, the world must drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions if it is to keep global warming below 1.5 °C. Economists generally agree that the most efficient way to reduce such emissions is to put a price on the carbon content of fossil fuels, either by taxing carbon or through cap and trade systems. In his book, Can We Price Carbon?, UM Public Policy Professor Barry Rabe analyses the history of successes and failures of previous carbon pricing schemes, and shows that despite the political difficulties, carbon pricing can be workable. We will discuss his book over three sessions and then meet with Prof. Rabe at a fourth for updates and further discussion. Craig Stephan is a retired physicist who has led several OLLI study groups including two on the science of climate change.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 03/18/2019 - 04/08/2019
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Debrodt Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Stephan Craig
Fee : $25.00
Event Status : COMPLETED