Catching Up & The Economist

I had family in from out of the country this week so the postings have been kind of slim. But I have had the chance to enjoy Boulder/Denver/Estes Park during the week, which was a bit of a treat.  I also had the chance to meet up with Nate Burger, the founder and owner of Eco-Handyman. Look for the interview later this week.

In the meantime, I have been checking out this week’s Economist, which had four articles on the environment:

  • "Stern Warning" – you may remember that I blogged on the report written by Sir Nicholas Stern, a couple of posting below.
  • Bagehot – "We’re all green now. Up to a point" – British politicians are starting to flaunt their green credentials
  • "Climate Change – It may be hot in Washington too – a big British report on global warming is really directed at the United States"
  • "Deforestation – Stop stop the chop chop – At a UN meeting, Brazil is expected to propose a fund to reward developing countries that  cut their rate of deforestation."

Then there was the Toyota ad for the Camry Hybrid.

It is great to see this many articles actively discussing the economics of the environment.  This moves the discussion from touchy-feely ideas (which annoys some people) to economic costs, conservation incentives, economic value of natural resources (which turns it into a discussion around the true cost of consuming).

Great writing, as usual. So, if you have the time and inclination check out this week’s magazine.


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