Maintaining Confidence in Democracy
Shearman and Smith take for granted that the predictions they make about society
after climate change are inevitable, and so they outline the best and possibly the only
polt 237 May 1st
-not very procedural
liberal democracy- hybrid?
individual rights, liberties.
historical meanings of democracy- not abou
-ecologically responsible policies are concerned only in part with pollution
and resource depletion. There are deeper concerns which touch upon
principles of diversity, complexity, autonomy, decentralization,
Policy Journal Entry 3
Key Points Summary
These articles advocate for pricing ecosystem services in order to adequately
There is now a strong belief that the GDP is an insufficient means of measuring a
societys affluence: "
Environmental Policy Journal Entry
October 4th, 2009
Key Points Summary:
The senate version of the houses climate and energy bill has just undergone the
first round of debate last week. This lengthy 821-page bill has been largely drafted
-Coase theorem not a panacea for all externalities
-In an absence of transaction fees, externalities can be taken care of without the
need of government interference. Rights and laws also have to be clearly defined.
-Hardly ever met