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Economics, Equity, and Climate Change: Back to School on Climate Economics

Dr. Laurie Johnson

Economists need to make it possible for all teachers, economists or not, to help their students be climate economics literate. And we need to make it accessible and interesting to all students. Read more >

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Amazon Deforestation and Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s Attack on Science

Doug Boucher

Science is always a potential threat to authoritarian rulers, because it uncovers truths that contradict their lies.

Recently we’ve seen a dramatic example of this conflict in Brazil, where the director of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has been fired by the country’s new President, Jair Bolsonaro, for releasing data showing a substantial increase in Amazon deforestation. Read more >

Photo: Brazilian things/Wikimedia Commons
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