Climate Change and Ohio’s Economy: Implications of Cap and Trade for Ohioans

You’ve heard the hype in the news, now get the facts! This webinar will provide the latest information on the:

  • Science of climate change, and potential implications for Ohio’s future climate
  • Status of federal climate change legislation in Congress
  • Role of cap and trade policies
  • Likely economic implications for Ohio consumers and businesses
  • Actions landowners can take to reduce carbon emissions

About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Ellen Mosley Thompson

Dr. Ellen Mosley Thompson

Ellen Mosley-Thompson is a Professor of climatology and atmospheric science at Ohio State University. She specializes in the reconstruction of Earth’s climate history from the chemical and physical properties preserved in ice cores collected from glaciers around the world. She is a University Distinguished Scholar at Ohio State University, and a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Thomas W. Blaine

Dr. Thomas W. Blaine

Natural resource economist and Associate Professor with Ohio State University Extension. He conducts research and develops educational materials on a wide range of environmental topics including recycling, protection of sensitive ecosystems, and global climate change.

Dr. Brent Sohngen

Dr. Brent Sohngen

Brent Sohngen is a Professor of environmental economics at Ohio State University. He conducts research on land use and climate change, carbon trading, and water quality trading. He co-authored sections of the 2001 and 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports on the impacts of climate change on forests and agriculture, and on the potential for carbon sequestration in forests.

Dr. Tim Haab

Dr. Tim Haab

Tim Haab is a Professor of environmental economics at Ohio State University. He is an expert on the valuation of difficult to measure environmental resources, and on the influence of social norms on environmental behaviors. Recently, Dr. Haab has developed modeling tools to assess the implications of climate policy on the Ohio economy. He writes an influential environmental economics blog View Here

Dr. Bill Stanley

Dr. Bill Stanley

Bill Stanley is the Director of Conservation in Ohio for The Nature Conservancy, and is also developing a carbon offset strategy for the North American Region of The Nature Conservancy. Prior to this he was the director of TNC’s Global Climate Change Initiative, with oversight of the forest carbon offset and climate change adaptation programs. He has published work on policies that promote land management and offsets as tools for reducing global warming and was a co-author and principal reviewer of two of the most well-respected forest carbon offset standards. The Nature Conservancy continues to be a leader in forest carbon offset projects, with over a dozen projects in six countries.

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  • “ Here in Minnesota we're using the webinars to provide current research updates. The information is pertinent and timely and by using the OSU webinars for content, we can spend time working on other aspects of climate adaptation. – B. Liukkonen, U of MN Extension

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