Episode #107: Climate change, global markets, and being president of the world with Yale’s Dr. Robert Mendelsohn

While he was in town to speak at the Clark Planetarium, we managed to grab Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, a professor at Yale University’s Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, for a chat about his (and our own Michael Shea’s) favorite topic: the economics of climate change. We dove in quickly, immediately getting to why we should care about climate change, the difference between traditional economics and environmental economics, sacrifices for the collective good, how climate change interacts or doesn’t interact with global markets. Plus, we reflected on what Dr. Mendelsohn would do about climate change if he was president of the world.