How can markets help us address the challenges of climate change? Most current climate policies require hard-to-enforce collective action and focus on reducing greenhouse gases rather than adapting to their negative effects. Editor Terry L. Anderson brings together essays by nine leading policy analysts who argue that adaptive actions can typically deliver much more, faster, and more cheaply than any realistic climate policy.
About the Author
Terry L. Anderson is the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and professor emeritus at Montana State University. He is the coauthor of Free Market Environmentalism.
"With headlines of gloom and doom, this book provides the missing, grounded hope, based upon our species remarkable ability to adapt and flourish." —Lance Gilliland, managing director, Tudor Pickering, Holt & Co.
"In the flood of books and articles about global warming, this book stands out: it is more realistic, honest, and helpful than much of the discussion about climate change policy." —Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works and The Rational Optimist
"Brings solid economic thinking to the challenge of harnessing market forces in the service of adaptation to a changing and variable climate." —G. Tracy Mehan III, executive director for government affairs, American Water Works Association
"You don't have to agree with faith in the markets to know this book is important. Anyone who cares about the future should pay attention." —McKenzie Funk, journalist and author of Windfall