Environmental Economics

When it comes to the deep gulf between businesses focused on the bottom line and environmentalists worried about global warming, there’s no place like Kansas. But William Pizer is the kind of expert who bridges that fiery divide. A senior fellow at the independent, nonprofit Resources for the Future, Pizer puts the “eco” in economist. He is at the forefront of international studies on global warming. But he also sits at the same tables as execs from DuPont and ExxonMobil, trying to figure out how best to help the Earth without harming the economy. Pizer will give his take on the issue tonight in a free speech titled “Global Climate Change Policy: What Is Achievable and What Are the Options?” The talk begins at 7 in Spooner Hall (1340 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence). For more information on the global-warming lecture series, see honors.ku.edu/commons.shtml or call 785-864-4225.

Wed., March 26, 7 p.m., 2008