01 Mar '13, 8pm

Q and A: The Angry Economist

March 1, 2013, 3:54 pm Q and A: The Angry Economist By LISA PALMER Dieter Helm has long been frustrated that, despite more than two decades of international negotiations, the world has failed to tackle climate change. So he got angry, he said, and decided to write a book about it: “The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong — and How to Fix It.” Oxford University Dieter Helm Dr. Helm, a professor of energy policy at Oxford and an economic adviser to Britain’s secretary of state for energy and climate change, recently discussed what he views as America’s lucky break with natural gas and what we can learn from Europe’s energy policy mistakes. Following are excerpts, edited for brevity and clarity. Q. Why has the world failed to tackle climate change? A. It’s not for want of trying. We tried very hard. But if you look at the Kyoto framework [a climate pact to w...

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