New Articles from The Corner House

When Markets Are Poison Learning about Climate Policy from the Financial Crisis
by Larry Lohmann

briefing | published September 2009 | summary | PDF

Studying the financial crisis and the climate crisis together can provide useful tools for understanding how to tackle both. Overconfident commodification of uncertainty (in the form of a trade in new and complex derivatives) helped precipitate a global economic crash. Overconfident commodification of climate benefits (in the form of a trade in carbon) threatens to hasten an even worse catastrophe.

 

Mausam (issues 2-5) Talking Climate in Public Space
by NESPON, NFFPFW and Nagarik Mancha

compilation | published September 2009 | summary | PDF

Here is the long-awaited latest issue of a magazine aimed at returning the dialogue about climate change and its solutions to the “public space.” Featured are pathbreaking articles uncovering the reality of UN-sanctioned “carbon saving” projects in the metals, hydroelectric, wind power, chemicals, waste management and electricity generating sectors, as well as analyses of the political economy of the scientific controversies over the monsoon and over Asia’s so-called “brown cloud” of pollution.

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