Carbon taxes and cap-and-trade are the strategies for tackling climate change that have won the hearts of many economists. But the details of how the price of carbon is set, and who sets it, are hardly settled.
This roundup of research focuses on border barriers — what they are, why they have become popular, whether they actually help countries control their borders and how they impact the environment and local communities.
Imagine a storm like Hurricane Sandy hitting New York every five years. Under new climate models outlined in a prestigious scientific journal, the storms are likely to get much worse and hit much more often.