The Spirit of Green

William D. Nordhaus

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From a Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in environmental economics, an innovative account of how and why "green thinking" could cure many of the world's most serious problems--from global warming to pandemics

Solving the world's biggest problems--from climate catastrophe and pandemics to wildfires and corporate malfeasance--requires, more than anything else, coming up with new ways to manage the powerful interactions that surround us. For carbon emissions and other environmental damage, this means ensuring that those responsible pay their full costs rather than continuing to pass them along to others, including future generations. In The Spirit of Green, Nobel Prize-winning economist William Nordhaus describes a compelling and hopeful new way of green thinking that would help us overcome our biggest challenges without sacrificing economic prosperity.

"William Nordhaus, winner of the Nobel Prize for his pathbreaking contributions to the economics of climate change, shows clearly and eloquently that we have the reasons, economic tools, and technologies to achieve a Green Earth. He writes with great wisdom and insight on how we can achieve a 'well-managed society, ' one that advances the wellbeing of current and future generations. And he demonstrates the power of economic tools, many of which he has designed or honed, to achieve our global green goals."--Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University, president of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

ISBN: 9780691226392
Publication Date: 01-Apr-2021
Publisher: Princeton University Press