Getting Warmer

Robert Mendelsohn, a climate change economist at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, accuses scientists of being alarmist in their public statements about global warming.

For Robert Mendelsohn, a climate change economist at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, efficiency is key. I asked him about the School of Forestry’s community tree-planting initiatives, and while he acknowledged the value of green space in a city, he couldn’t help pointing out the project’s potential negative outcomes. He noted that leaves from the trees would fall on the streets, requiring more clean-up by the city and more taxpayer dollars. Environmentalists consider Mendelsohn a menace. Mendelsohn considers himself a moderate who. . . Read more
Yvette Borja