But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.div /DIVdivBringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, ...
Author: William D. Nordhaus
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.div /DIVdivBringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change./DIVdiv /DIVdivNordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming./DIV
Climate Impacts on EconomicGrowth as Drivers of Uncertainty in the Social Cost
of Carbon.”Centerfor Robust Decision ... Nordhaus, William D. The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World. Yale University
Author: Gernot Wagner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future--why not our planet? In Climate Shock, Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance--as a risk management problem, only here on a global scale. With a new preface addressing recent developments Wagner and Weitzman demonstrate that climate change can and should be dealt with--and what could happen if we don't do so--tackling the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time.
When Yale economist William Nordhaus searched for a way to describe the risks
of climate change to human civilization, he settled on this metaphor, likening our
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to betting our future in a casino. “By this I ...
Author: Peter Fox-Penner
Category: Business & Economics
The electricity sector is facing its toughest test: eliminate carbon emissions while meeting much larger demands for power and adjusting to massive disruptions in its markets, technologies, business models, and policies. Peter Fox-Penner unwinds the industry's fast-moving challenges and makes realistic recommendations for this essential industry.
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Warming World (Yale University Press, 2013) at 79 (hereafter Nordhaus, Climate Casino). 201 Mercer Report, 'Investing in a Time of Climate Change: The ...
Author: Janis Sarra
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book is a guide for companies of all sizes as they navigate business responsibility in climate change. It includes the latest scientific research, governance tools, and recent developments in sustainable finance. Providing steps for a meaningful contribution to climate change, this is a critical tool for all corporate stakeholders.
We will also talk about cultural preservation , green energy and the effects of climate change . " Stevens is very vocal about the importance of preserving
natural resources and protecting the environment , not only for Indian Country but
The reality of this recession is that there is very little a casino can do to grow
profitability in this economic climate . Demand stimulation programs such as
aggressive direct mail offers , promotions and increased advertising have had
In Biloxi , Imperial Palace is expected to open a 70 , 000 square foot casino and
partially open a 1 , 000 - room hotel by the end ... But , overall , the new casinos
will likely squeeze Grand ' s margins and lead to a very competitive environment .
Depending on the attracSands and Genting are proceeding with ate from a four -
story building with gam casino floor of the main building . It tion , seating ... to
weakening business in Las Vegas and the political climate soured , Lerner said .
Author: Eustace Alfred Reynolds-BallPublish On: 1913
Mild , healthy climate . Casino , pleasant park . Season , mid May to end of
September . Waters . — Cold Gaseous Alkaline Springs , containing
Bicarbonates of Calcium , Magnesium , and Sodium , with free Carbonic - acid
Gas . Indications ...
In such a climate , casino dreams can seem to descend like godsends . But can
financially successful tribal gaming , even when it brings with it plentiful versions
of “ McJob , ” provide an antidote to cultural disintegration ? Or , does it speed the
Author: Caron Atlas
Critical Perspectives is a collection of essays that explore art, civic dialogue, and reflective critical writing. The essays focus on three compelling projects that employed the unique capacities of theater, visual art, and historic preservation.
Author: American Automobile AssociationPublish On: 1931
Very mild climate. Casino. Garage. Hôtel Custel Muruucrilc. Tout dernier confort.
Pension 50 n 80 fr. Hôtel de Paris. Tout confort. Cuisine renommée. Régimes.
Garage Kléber, et Le Xouvel Hôtel, Rue des Francs-Bourgeois. 130 chambres.
In terms of the current economic climate , Thomas agrees with Guillory that it's a
little tougher striking a deal with lenders . ... profiled in this article , Don Barden
was involved in numerous business ventures before his career as a casino
Author: Botswana Development CorporationPublish On: 1977
The Company faces ever increasing Sun International ( Botswana ) ( Pty ) Ltd
Gaborone Sun , formerly known as the Gaborone Holiday Inn , improved its room
occupancy despite the adverse economic climate . Casino sales also improved .
The profile site is on a mound and Profile 41D is on the shelf of a complex . The
profiles are 10 ft . ( 3 m . ) apart . The surrounding terrain is rolling to hilly with a
maximum elevation of 600 ft . ( 183 m . ) . Climate : Casino , 28 ° 51'S . , 153 ° 03
Author: H. C. T. Stace
Publisher: Glenside, S.A. : Rellim Technical Publications for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the International Society of Soil Science
In St. Martin you will find duty - free shopping , colorful island markets , wonderful
beaches , sunny climate , casino excitement , international restaurants , and a
variety of sports . DESCRIPTION : L'Aqualigne Health Spa and Beauty Clinic
A theatre has lately been added to the Casino ; it is an elegant house , with room
for 800 people , and forms , during the season , one of the chief attractions of the
town , the artists generally coming from the most renowned Parisian playhouses
... Hill reports on science's efforts to persuade farmers to be positive about our climate CASINOS : THE BIG GAMBLE 31 Damien Murphy reports on Melbourne's
new casino CHARACTERS : FRANCIS JAMES 34 Ellis Glover recalls the life and
Atlantic City entered a second wave of casino hotel construction towards the mid
1980 ' s . It is uncertain ... There are three major factors which need to be
considered in analyzing the market environment for casino gambling . These
include : ...