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Robert J. Shapiro: November 2009
Chairman, U.S. Climate Task Force

Robert J. Shapiro: November 2009

Robert Shapiro, Under Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration, is chairman of the U.S. Climate Task Force and Sonecon, an economic advisory group.

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A minor tempest

This little tempest should remind us that like the rest of us, renowned climate scientists are people with a normal quotient of character failings. Albert Einstein reportedly treated his first wife badly, but that certainly has no bearing on the genius of his scientific achievements -- any more than Pablo Picasso's private behavior devalues his astonishing art.

By Robert J. Shapiro | November 24, 2009; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (14)

Lessons from Europe

This is precisely the right question to ask as Congress considers climate legislation, and the answer is straightforward. Much of Europe adopted a cap-and-trade system, the European Trading Scheme (ETS); and at least in its initial rounds, it has utterly...

By Robert J. Shapiro | November 11, 2009; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

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