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Huber quoted in Motherboard article on tech advances, climate change

"I think we actually do need a fair amount of innovation," says Matthew Huber, associate professor of geography. "But I think in our current society, innovation is narrowly guided by what is profitable. That’s the problem," says Huber, "We only ask what innovations are going to make private investors money." Huber was interviewed for the Motherboard article "Lab-Grown Meat Can't Fix the Planet That Capitalism Broke." 03/01/19
March 1, 2019

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Huber speaks to Motherboard about the Yellow Vest protests in France

"The people who are resistant to climate policies on the right constantly argue that the reasons we can’t do climate policies is it’s gonna cost the economy, and it’s gonna cost families, and it’s gonna cost everyday people," says Matt Huber, associate professor of geography. "So when we propose these policies that have the words ‘taxes’ in them and ‘fees,’ and talk about internalizing costs into the market, we just fall into that right wing trap that argues that that’s exactly what we’re trying to do." Read more in the Motherboard article "The Paris ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Show the Flaws of Capitalism." 12/17/18
December 17, 2018

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Bendix discusses the factors behind the CA wildfires in USA Today

"Over the past two months, the areas now burning have had far less precipitation than normal for this time of year, while experiencing above-average temperatures," says Jacob Bendix, associate professor of geography. "Thus, conditions were primed for fire."
November 14, 2018

Popp study on tech R&D portfolios under uncertainty published in JAERE

Mort Webster, Karen Fisher-Vanden, David Popp & Nidhi Santen
October 2, 2017

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Sadanandan weighs in on farmer suicides in India on Climate Central

Anoop Sadanandan, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed for the Climate Central article, "New Findings Show How Climate Change Is Influencing India’s Farmer Suicides." Sadanandan says the study shows a new pathway for research into the nuances of suicide not just among farmers but the population as a whole in India. 08/11/17
August 11, 2017

Wilson weighs in on US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Robert Wilson, associate professor of geography, was quoted in the WAER article, "CNY Supporters of the Paris Accord Concerned About Long-Term Consequences." "One of the things we haven't said enough is how climate change and sea level rise is a threat to people's homes, livelihoods and retirements," says Wilson. 06/05/17
June 5, 2017

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Wilcoxen paper on carbon taxes and fiscal reform in the US published in National Tax Journal

Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle, Mun S. Ho & Peter J. Wilcoxen
February 28, 2015

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