Posts Tagged ‘ American exceptionalism ’

Frankenstorm, the Not So Black Swan: Climate as the New Risk Variable

Nov 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Editorial, Today's Post

Columnist Doug Friedenberg looks at why the American understanding of climate science has been exceptional, why substantial financial interests may bring it in line with the rest of the planet, and why portfolio managers should care in the first place.

The Investor’s Climate Change Conundrum: Is It Worth Watching Your Hamptons Beach House Sink Beneath the Waves Just to Make a Few Bucks from Carbon Emitters?

Dec 13th, 2011 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Infrastructure, Today's Post

We report on a talk given by Dr. Keith Crane of the Rand Organization about renewable energy and climate change at a meeting of the FInancial Policy Council. Dr. Crane showed that the cost differences between renewables and coal shrink when the costs of carbon emission controls are also counted. Subsequent research revealed possible reasons why the average person in the United States has a unique inability to accept climate science, in opposition to the conclusions of the U. S. Defense Department.