Carbon in soils and trees: What should farmers and society worry about?

Carbon in soils and trees: What should farmers and society worry about?            Brent Sohngen, Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Ohio State University As the US re-enters the Paris Agreement and companies all over the world work to become…

Re-entering Paris Agreement could reduce pollution, cost most Americans little

By Brent Sohngen This article ran in the Columbus Dispatch on February 13, 2021: https://www.dispatch.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/02/13/re-entering-paris-agreement-likely-reduce-pollution-cost-americans-little/4282378001/ One of the first official acts of President Joe Biden was to re-enter the Paris Agreement, that 2015 pact among most of the world’s countries to…

Without a Doubt, Biomass Is Carbon Neutral – Ohio State University Professor Supports Wood Bioenergy In New Study

“Without a Doubt, Biomass Is Carbon Neutral” – Ohio State University Professor Supports Wood Bioenergy In New Study Blog post originally published on Future Forests & Jobs on APRIL 20, 2020 Ohio State University Professor Brent Sohngen is speaking up about…

Recent UN climate negotiation failure leaves few good choices

By Brent Sohngen See original post in Columbus Dispatch Predictably, the recent United Nations meeting on climate change ended with lots of headlines and even more heartburn. The U.S. is again the grand villain of the negotiations, but we have…

Carbon tax or Green New Deal?

Published in Columbus Dispatch, March 15, 2019 by Brent Sohngen Ohioans are about to get another taste of carbon taxes if legislators approve some amount of a gasoline-tax increase as proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine. The legislature will never call…

Do all economists agree that a Carbon Tax is the best way to address climate change?

Economist and former Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, is circulating a letter signed by “27 Nobel Laureate economists, 3 other former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers” that claims…

Why a $1 per gallon gas tax might make sense (cents?)

This is modified from a post I wrote a while ago for my own blog “Environmental Economics.”  There I spend a good bit of time trying to convince people that the easiest solution to many environmental problems is to get…

The Challenge of Climate Change

Posted by Brent Sohngen (sohngen.1@osu.edu) The science of climate change is settled, so the scientists have told us. Recent reports from the United Nations and the U.S. government have told us the human signature is written all over the floods,…