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Reality Asserts Itself - Bob Pollin

Mr. Pollin tells Paul Jay the most likely scenario is that the level of CO2 carbon dioxide emissions are going to be twice the level that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says is necessary to have a chance to stabilize the climate


Towards a Green Economy: Private or Public? - Robert Pollin on RAI (8/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Pollin says if we let the market operate on its own without some form of major public sector intervention, there's no chance whatsoever that we're going to achieve climate stabilization.

  January 14, 2015

Towards a Green Economy: Tax, Trade, Cap, Deny? - Robert Pollin on RAI (7/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Pollin says the politics around climate change has deteriorated; a few years ago even President Bush and Senator McCain were both talking about measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

  January 13, 2015

Towards a Green Economy: Fighting at the Local Level - Robert Pollin on RAI (6/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Pollin says a great deal can be done at the state and city levels if people are willing to take on the fossil fuel industry

  January 12, 2015

Towards a Green Economy: Green Growth or No Growth? - Robert Pollin on RAI (5/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Pollin says no-GDP growth is unrealistic and unnecessary as the way to achieve carbon emission targets - green economists must be advocates of job creation

  January 11, 2015

Towards a Green Economy: Is Clean Coal and Carbon Capture an Option? - Robert Pollin on RAI (4/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Pollin says there's no evidence technology will make fossil fuel clean, and it's more cost effective to achieve energy efficiency and produce alternative energy

  January 9, 2015

Towards a Green Economy: Models That Are Working - Robert Pollin on RAI (3/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Pollin says Germany runs its economy at twice the energy efficiency as the U.S.

  January 8, 2015

Towards a Green Economy: Proposal for a Sustainable Plan - Robert Pollin on RAI (2/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Pollin says a global 1.5% of GDP per year investment in energy efficiency is the first step towards achieving necessary targets - but the fossil fuel industry is against it

  January 7, 2015

Towards a Green Economy: How Urgent is It? - Robert Pollin on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8)
Mr. Pollin tells Paul Jay the most likely scenario is that the level of CO2 carbon dioxide emissions are going to be twice the level that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says is necessary to have a chance to stabilize the climate

  January 6, 2015

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