Liz Stanton, PhD
On September 18th, 2019, Clinic Director and Senior Economist Liz Stanton, PhD spoke at Tufts University to celebrate the life and work of Frank Ackerman, one of the world's foremost experts on climate economics. In particular, Dr. Stanton remarked on Frank's report and deposition on Juliana v. the United States, an ongoing case in which 21 kids are suing the U.S. government for knowingly failing to protect them from climate change. She said, "Frank would ask us—and ask the U.S. government—to weigh monetary costs against unmonetizable benefits. And to recognize when the only solution to a global problem requires the whole world’s participation, that reducing our moral responsibility to the isolated impacts of individual action is petty, specious, and really not the way anything important has ever gotten done in global history."
Read the full transcript of Dr. Stanton's speech, published in the Dollars&Sense and TripleCrisis blogs.
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