This is a lively debate on a most pressing international problem - climate change - by two leading global thinkers on the environment and the economy (just in time for the UN Climate Change Conference on November 30th in Paris).
Joseph Romm, considered the "most influential climate change blogger" by Time, and renowned economist Robert Pollin (whose latest work on the environment has been praised by the likes of CA Governor Jerry Brown and Harvard University's Richard Freeman) will lay out the most up-to-date news about climate change and will offer attainable, research-backed solutions for curbing emissions on a global scale (keeping in mind that international leaders will soon meet in Paris to attempt to come to a binding agreement that will lower total annual greenhouse gas emissions by 40% within twenty years, and by 80% by 2050).
Romm's Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know offers the most up-to-date examination of climate change's foundational science, its implications for our future, and the core clean energy solutions.
In Greening the Global Economy, Pollin takes on the widely-held belief that protecting the environment and expanding job opportunities are conflicting goals, and offers hard numbers and original research as well as studies from all along the political spectrum to prove it wrong and offer a bold solution. In conversation with Danielle Baussan, the Managing Director of Energy Policy at Center for American Progress.
Pollin is Distinguished
Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass-Amherst. He is the author of Back to Full Employment and Greening the Global Economy.
Joseph J. Romm (born June 27, 1960) is an American author, blogger, physicist and climate expert who concentrates on methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and increasing energy security through energy efficiency, green energy technologies and green transportation technologies.