james boyce

How Inequality Increases Environmental Damage for Everyone (But Not Equally)

How Inequality Increases Environmental Damage for Everyone (But Not Equally)

November 27, 2018

James Boyce of PERI discusses how inequalities in power encourage the creation of environmental damage. Inequality disempowers some communities while allowing the powerful to profit at the environment’s and everyone else’s expense

Can Carbon Pricing Reduce CO2 Emissions?

Can Carbon Pricing Reduce CO2 Emissions?

May 10, 2018

What is carbon pricing, how is it different from carbon emissions permits, and could such a policy reduce carbon dioxide emissions sufficiently to slow down global warming? We discuss these and many other questions with James Boyce of the Political Economy Research Institute

What’s Behind Global Emissions Decline, GDP Increase

December 14, 2015

PERI’s James Boyce breakdowns the policies that contributed to this first in the 21st century and how America can decouple itself from carbon

How Filipinos Can Obtain “Climate Justice” in the Wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan

November 24, 2013

James Boyce: At the UN Climate Conference, Filipino delegates demanded mitigation from developed nations, but despite no concrete deal emerging, there are still ways for them to be compensated for loss and damages

The Cost of Saving the Planet

October 6, 2013
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change

Mismeasuring Our Economy: Why the GDP is Not Useful

July 8, 2013

The GDP is the most commonly cited economic metric but it doesn’t tell us what we need to know

Fossil Fuel

December 5, 2012
James Boyce: Burning fossil fuels not only climate threat but pollutants from process killing people