Be Honest About the Cost of Renewable-Fuel Standards If you are concerned about climate change, you are likely enthusiastic about renewable fuels, such as solar and wind, and about laws that require their use. For example, the Green New Deal … Continue reading Good and bad guys
The Problem With Putting a Price on the End of the World On a Saturday afternoon in early December, inside a soaring auditorium on the campus of Stockholm University, William Nordhaus gave the crowning lecture of his half-century career as … Continue reading Is any policy big enough?
Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood The experience of natural spaces, brimming with greenish light, the smells of soil and the quiet fluttering of leaves in the breeze can calm our frenetic modern lives. It’s as though our very cells … Continue reading Green and happiness
Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California New York State lawmakers have agreed to impose a statewide ban on most types of single-use plastic bags from retail sales, changing a way of life for … Continue reading Fees or ban?
The Plastic Problem (And What You Can Do About It) By now you’ve probably heard of the plastic problem. Companies and politicians are finally taking cues from environmental activists to reduce our plastic usage. But have you ever sat down … Continue reading Buried in plastic
The Psychological Impact of Light and Color Light creates more than just visual effects (image, shape, intensity, perception, contrast, etc.); it also has biological and psychological effects that can impact the health and wellbeing of humans. When light biologically impacts … Continue reading Environmental cognition
How Governments Nudge Us California decided on a nudge rather than a ban. Since New Year’s Day, full service (sit down with staff taking food orders) restaurants in California can provide a single use plastic straw only if a diner … Continue reading Nudge by request