Southeast Alaska “ground zero” for global ice loss due to climate change.
University of Ottawa professor of law and economics Stewart Elgie presented on the recent success of the implementation of a carbon tax by the government of British Columbia. Elgie said fuel use is down 19 percent in four years due to the tax and that it represents an “unholy alliance between environmental and business thinking.” Elgie was part of a “Climate Change Impacts and Policy” panel, Friday, October 18 in the Glacier View room at the JWAC Al-Can Summit. Also presenting on the panel was UAS environmental science faculty Eran Hood, who called Southeast Alaska “ground zero” for global ice loss due to climate change.
Panelists Glen Wright, Brian Vander Naald (UAS Economics Faculty) and Stewart Elgie introduce themselves to the Glacier View Room audience
Stewart Elgie, who started the Ottawa “green think tank” Sustainable Prosperity makes the case for carbon taxes as UAS political science faculty Glen Wright looks on.