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Durwood Zaelke

Durwood Zaelke

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Durwood Zaelke is President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development and a co-director of the Program on Governance for Sustainable Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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  1. The Time Bomb at the Top of the World
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    The Time Bomb at the Top of the World

    Oct 16, 2020 Mario Molina & Durwood Zaelke highlight one climate risk that alone threatens the survival of human civilization.

  2. Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming
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    Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming

    Sep 3, 2020 Durwood Zaelke & Mario Molina suggest how policymakers should respond to soaring demand for air conditioning and refrigeration.

  3. Canada Takes the Lead on Methane Emissions
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    Canada Takes the Lead on Methane Emissions

    Apr 27, 2018 Scott Vaughan & Durwood Zaelke call for escalating the global fight against a greenhouse gas that is far more harmful than carbon dioxide.

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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Amid heated debates about the factors that led Russia to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it helps to distinguish between deep, intermediate, and immediate causes. But while each can matter in their own ways, war need not be considered inevitable even when they are all present.

    considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.
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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.
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    Helen Clark at Investing in Health for All

    Helen Clark delivers the closing keynote address at our October 2022 virtual event, Investing in Health for All.
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.

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