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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

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 for a campaign that was opposed by just about everybody, including the Sierra [...]

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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Feb 22 carbon tax bill: HB 304 S1

Rep Briscoe has introduced HB 304 S1 (Fossil Fuels Tax Amendments, Feb 22, linked from here) and now there’s a Fiscal Note. Here’s some details on the bill! Plain language overview The bill imposes a carbon tax of $10 per ton CO2, increasing at 3.5% plus inflation, on fossil fuels consumed in Utah (other than [...]

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Why I’m not signing the Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends

A few weeks ago there was a big news splash about the Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends, signed by an incredibly impressive group of economists: 27 Nobel laureates, 4 former chairs of the Federal Reserve, 15 former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, etc. Other economists were invited to sign on, but I’ve decided [...]

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