Each time I post something on the environment, a number of readers admonish me to get back to economics. Well, it’s been obvious to many observers that the two are interlinked. Consider one graph from NOAA, and two others from Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages, a joint CEA and DOE report, released on Tuesday.
First, documentation of rising global temperatures, particularly on land.
Figure 1: Source: NOAA.Second, the weather related impacts on the US power grid.
Figure from Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages (August 2013).Here is one argument against human activity as a source of global climate change. A National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences perspective is discussed in this post.
This piece is cross-posted from Econbrowser with permission.