Yes, we should be excited that leaders from 193 nations put their heads and hearts together in Paris. They made important progress in staving off the worsening damage threatened by climate change. As a former ambassador, I relish such cooperation.
In October came news that climate change could reduce average global incomes by 23 percent, compared to a world without climate change, and widen the gap between rich and poor countries. Those were the findings of a report, published in the journal Nature, by Marshall Burke of Stanford and Solomon M. Hsiang and Edward Miguel of Berkeley.
Washington, DC -- With Alberta now moving toward a carbon tax, former U.S. Ambassador to Austria William Eacho will seek to build on the carbon-pricing momentum while at the Paris Climate Conference from December 4 to 10.
“A carbon fee is the simplest, most-efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Eacho, a long-time business executive. “As I meet with a range of leaders in Paris, I will be making that case.” He will also be tweeting regularly from @AmbEacho.