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The magazine of Free Market environmentalism

Volume 25, No.3, Fall 2007

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The Benefits of Climate Change

Many people believe that human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases will lead to higher temperatures and increased precipitation during the 21st century. Similarly, it is thought that these changes may have an impact on economic well-being. The question remains: If such changes occur, will their economic effects be positive or negative? A definitive answer to thisContinue reading "Warning:"

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Letters to the Editor

130 billion pints for fish Right about the time that the streams and rivers in the Deschutes River Basin started to look a little dry, the summer 2007 issue of PERC Reports arrived and reminded me just how much progress has been made in the past ten years toward instream flow restoration using markets andContinue reading "Letters to the Editor"

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  To Tell The Truth   “The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda.” —Michael Crichton, scientist and author   “In the long run, the replacement of the precise and disciplined language of science by the misleading language of litigation and advocacy may be one of theContinue reading "Warning:"

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Energy Savings Urban Style

Increasing urban energy efficiency has become a top priority for a large coalition of municipalities, banks, and foundations in sixteen of the world’s largest cities. Participating banks will provide up to $1 billion in loans to cities and private landlords to upgrade aging heating, lighting, and cooling systems. Typically such upgrades reduce energy use andContinue reading "Warning:"

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