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Friday, November 13, 2009

David Suzuki on the Current Today: Friday, November 13, 2009

David Suzuki chatted with Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win a Nobel prize in Economics. She is an expert in polycentric approaches to solving problems.   She is encouraging municipalities and indiviuals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to "Positive Externalities."   In other words,  Ms. Ostrom projects that a city like Vancouver (which aims to be the greenest city in the world) will save money by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  She also suggested that climate change be presented to citizens as a problem to be solved voluntarily now in order to to avoid huge disruptions in the future.  She advocates that, in order to motivate people to car pool or take public transit,  driving alone in a car be taxed at a higher rate than a driver with several passengers.   Listen to the entire show at:

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