California, The Economy, and Climate Change

California has one of the largest economies in the U.S. with the state's climate leaders taking action and working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. So why is all of the work towards the GHG reductions not, well.. working?

"The pursuit of environmental purity in the Golden State does nothing to reverse global warming—but it’s costing the poor and middle class dearly."

A paper published by Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy looks into the statistics and costs of the fight against climate change and what isn't working. The report is authored by David Friedman and Jennifer Hernandez, and edited by Joel Kotkin, read the full (pdf) here.

You can read an excerpt from the new report, California, Greenhouse Gas Regulation, and Climate Change, here. 

Joel Kotkin is a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University and talked with John and Ken today about the report which also examines the performance of California’s economy as experienced by California residents.

Read Kotkin's article published today here

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