The Political Economy of a Green RevolutionPol376: International Political Economy April 2, 2012 Michael Lee
Summary Global Warming Possible solutions Friedman and a “Green New Deal” Obstacles to a Green Revolution Ideational Implementation Political International A green opportunity?
Negative externalities ofdirty energy consumption
What are the negative externalities of filling up a tank of gas? Global warming Other pollutants Foreign policy Petro-dictatorship Complexity
Hot, Flat and Crowded Rise of China Green new deal Competitive advantage http://video.nytimes.com/video/2007/04/10/maga zine/1194817107532/the-power-of-green.html Energy internet Carbon tax/price floors Regulation/incentives
Other approaches to climate change Doing nothing Cap and trade Government intervention Geo-engineering
Battle of ideas Climate science Skeptics Deniers Cornucopians Lomborg “Climategate” Hockey stick Environmental tradeoffs