James K. Boyce
Series Number: 60
Editors’ Note: Past issues in our climate change series have pointed out how focusing on overpopulation as the cause of climate change distracts us from the real tasks at hand. As economist James K. Boyce argues here, we need to direct our energies towards ensuring that the fossil fuel industry does not reap windfall profits from carbon capping legislation. Instead, the revenues generated should be distributed equitably as part of a just climate transition.
— Elizabeth Barajas-Román and Betsy Hartmann