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Friday, November 20, 2009
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1:06 – 1:19
1:30 - 1:58:30
Pay more, pollute more? The problem with carbon off-sets
Carbon offsets, a growing multi-billion dollar global industry, is a simple premise with an altruistic motivation: purchasing a carbon offset to cancel out the emissions generated by activities like flying or driving, and direct that money to programs that reduce emissions elsewhere. The developing problem is that carbon offsets are discouraging pollution but rather assuaging the guilt of the polluters. Travel company Responsible Travel just cancelled its carbon offset program because while it might help customers feel virtuous it wasn’t doing anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Is this a fundamental problem with cap-and-trade, carbon offset strategy?
Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel, which promotes travel that respects and benefits local people and the environment.
Robert Stavins, professor of business & government at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; director of the Harvard University Environmental Economics Program
- Stavins also directs the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, where he has helped to design carbon offset and cap-and-trade programs for private businesses and governments.
2:06 – 2:19
Gross negligence: the
A federal court judge rules that the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the levee breaches which left much of the city of
Pierce O’Donnell, partner in O’Donnell & Associates PC and lead attorney for the plaintiff
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2:21 – 2:30
2:30 – 2:58:30
Hendrik Herzberg’s byline in the New Yorker guarantees a wise, edgy and compelling exposition of the body politic and political bodies. His new book Obamanos! is all about the year of living presidentially, offering context to key elements that defined the 2008 general election while telling the story of a reinvigoration of the Democratic Party alongside a Republican tailspin.
Hendrik Herzberg, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of “Obamanos!: The Rise of a New Political Era”
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