Nancy E. Bertaux, Professor of Economics & Sustainability

"Efficiency is worthwhile only if our ends are in fact good." — Herman Daly

ECON 421 Readings & Links

Link 1 and  Link 2 to articles for final exam session

Link to California’s cap and trade program administration

Link to LA Times article on California’s cap and trade program; link to decision to uphold

Link to NPR article on environmental justice aspects of California’s cap and trade program

(Taken down, winter 2017, can’t find new similar link?) Link to EPA Cap and Trade site here

Link to Naomi Oreskes excerpt from Merchants of Doubt

Link to Naomi Oreskes excerpt from Collapse of Western Civilization

Link to article on environmental justice issues with California’s cap and trade program

Link  to alumni Mark Miller Greenbiz article on natural capital (PDF here)

Link to Naomi Klein, excerpt from Introduction, This Changes Everything

Click here for NASA site on climate change evidence, consequences, etc.

For an audio link for The Economist magazine’s summary conversation on what happened at the Paris climate summit (and didn’t), click here.

The Paris Accord, 12-12-15

Link to UNFCCC Website

Link to article on international trade deal connections to environmental protection

Link to Collaboration Statement on Environmental Sustainability from AJCU Presidents

TL Ch 14 Excerpt

TL Ch 5 Excerpt

Link to NOAA website on importance of coral reefs, the “rainforests of the ocean”

Link to article on environmental impact of titanium mining in Vietnam

Link to article on environmental impact of titanium mining in India

Link on sustainable forests

Link to World Wildlife Fund’s illegal logging initiative, and online course on the Lacey Act; link on effectiveness of Lacey Act

Article here on climate change denier’s links to oil and gas industries

Piketty on student debt here

Cost of Power Table 2014

9-8-14 McKibben Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

5-2-12 Sandra Steingraber: A Poem for the MarcellusEx MUC Policy Land Ethiopa 2000 Agric Econ

Link to 2-5-15 NPR story on seafood pirates

Barlow Intro Ch 1 Blue Future

Link to This American Life story on NYC garbage “554: Not It, Act 3, The Big Crapple”: START AT 45:39) here , the EPA’s waste management hierarchy, and an EPA study on energy from landfills vs. incineration

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