More than two dozen countries, including China, France, Korea, Mexico, Russia and the United States, face potential leadership transitions this year. A central factor determining the outcomes of these events is the prospect for more jobs and incomes. A topic not on the political radar, however, is climate change. Yet, it should be ― because our growing understanding of climate science and economics warns us that sustaining people’s well-being, in large and small economies, hinges on confronting this global danger.
Remarkably, mainstream economics omits this perspective from its core calculus of economic growth. The public is not making this connection either. That then leaves most politicians to believe that dealing with climate change will lose votes, not win them. Read more
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