Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
David Gerard, chair of Lawrence University’s Department of Economics, will give a free talk titled “The Answer Is a Carbon Tax: What’s the Question?” at the April 1 meeting of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor, begins at 7 pm. The public is welcome.
In his talk, Dr. Gerard will review the considerable …consensus about climate policy that economists have reached. He will outline projected impacts of fossil fuel emissions on global temperatures and discuss the economic and political challenges associated with mitigating carbon emissions, drawing in part on his research in electricity generation costs and “clean coal” technologies. He will also present some basic tradeoffs between mitigation, adaptation and economic growth.
Dr. Gerard has been at Lawrence since 2009. Before that he was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in risk regulation and public policy, particularly in areas of energy and the environment. He is the author of many scholarly articles, book chapters and invited papers. He has been quoted frequently in the media, including USA
Today and National Public Radio. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, Iowa, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations.
For more information: Chuck Lauter, 920.839.2741