Monday, December 7, 2009

Can We Afford to Stop Global Warming?

What's the cost-benefit analysis for slowing climate change? On the next Your Call we'll kick off our weeklong programming on climate change, with a conversation on the economic impacts of global warming. Opponents of legislation to combat global warming point to the toll it will take on the economy, but what are the economic risks if we continue on the current path? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at Which of the proposed solutions might actually have economic benefits? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Frank Ackerman is a research fellow at Global Development and Environment Institute and a senior scientist at Stockholm Environment Institute-US Centre, both at Tufts University. He authored Can We Afford the Future?: The Economics of a Warming World.

Matthias Ruth, Roy F. Weston Chair in Natural Economics,Director, Environmental Policy Program, and Co-Director, Engineering and Public Policy Program at Center for Integrative Environmental Research at University of Maryland

Click to Listen: Can We Afford to Stop Global Warming?