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Readings about I-732 and carbon taxes

Better late that never, here are some key readings and such about the I-732 carbon tax ballot measure campaign in Washington State in 2016, plus some other readings. 1. For academic papers relating to the campaign, see my list of academic papers about all this. 2. Guides for other states: Brookings Institution paper by Adele [...]

My talk on state-level carbon taxes

Here’s the PPT slides from a one-hour talk I gave on state-level carbon taxes at the University of Michigan on Wednesday March 11 2020. (The rest of my visit to campus was cancelled because of Coronavirus concerns.) I’d be happy to give a similar talk via Zoom or Skype for classes this semester that have [...]

2020 update on my global warming “traffic light” bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

2020 update on my global warming “traffic light” bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

Back in 2014 I made a global warming bet with fellow economists Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok about global temperatures over the following 15 years (2015-2029) compared with the previous 15 years (2000-2014). The bet can be illustrated with this graphic, so I’m calling it our “traffic light” bet: The short version is that the [...]

My LTE to the NY Times about “How scientists got climate change so wrong”

To the editor: The treatment of sea level rise in “How scientists got climate change so wrong” (by Eugene Linden, Nov. 8) doesn’t accurately represent the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Regarding the future of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets over the 21st century, Mr Linden claims that the first IPCC [...]

A copy of my co-authored 2006 report on Impacts of Climate Change on Washington’s Economy

In updated my CV I noticed that this report that I co-authored back in 2006 isn’t available online, so here’s a link: Impacts of Climate Change on Washington’s Economy: A Preliminary Assessment of Risks and Opportunities, by Bob Doppelt, Sarah Mazze, Edward C. Wolf, and Yoram Bauman (Washington State Departments of Ecology and CTED, Publication [...]

Papers about I-732 and state-level carbon taxes

Updated Sept 2020, and see here for more articles (most non-academic) about I-732. I was the founder and co-chair of the first-ever carbon tax ballot measure in the United States, the grassroots I-732 effort in Washington State in 2016. (It ended up with 41% of the vote, which I like to say is not bad [...]

Evolution of a joke in Cartoon Calculus

Evolution of a joke in Cartoon Calculus

Introductory comments Our forthcoming Cartoon Introduction to Calculus features a joke about the epsilon-delta definition of limits. The basic idea behind the joke sounds simple enough: American universities that are part of the Greek system have fraternities and sororities that are known by two or three Greek letters—e.g., Delta Gamma—so the the joke envisions a [...]

Cartoon Calculus page notes

Below please find page notes for The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus. This is a working document, so additions or edits are welcome! Also note that occasional Wikipedia references are for topics that can be found in many introductory textbooks. Chapter 1: Introduction (pages 3-14) Page 7, Newton and Leibniz: Isaac Newton (1642-1726) and Gottfried Wilhelm [...]

Clean the Air Carbon Tax Act

Clean the Air Carbon Tax Act

One-sentence summary: The Clean the Air Carbon Tax Act is a 2020 ballot measure proposal in Utah for a modest carbon tax, with 20% of the revenue going to clean up local air pollution and fund rural economic development and 80% of the revenue going to reduce existing taxes, including eliminating the state sales tax [...]

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