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Can the climate-change locomotive be stopped?

Topic: Sustainability
Sepiatone image of polluted industrial city
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Monday, November 4, 2013 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Century Ballroom A

Burning tanker trains, oil sands, fracking, pipeline wars. A quarter-century after the G20 nations agreed on a target for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, local and regional ecological crises dominate the debate over energy and environment. Mark Jaccard sees international economic and political systems as paralyzed by a sort of mass delusion about global carbon. Jaccard, a contributor to the early IPCC reports, will offer an economist's perspective on North American energy controversies as well as the IPCC reports coming out this fall.


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