Solving global warming can be hilarious!
Wednesday 30 October 2013
3pm at the Evergreen State College Seminar II E1105, and
7pm at Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW
Yoram Bauman’s presentation on the role of a carbon tax in solving the climate crisis is a lively and enormously funny act dealing with a serious subject. A PhD in economics, Yoram uses humor to educate as he entertains. Anyone who watches will laugh and learn. A short serious discussion about climate policy between Yoram and Gar W. Lipow and a question and answer session will follow.
Free and open to the public.
You can also learn about the Washington State Carbon Tax Initiative at http://carbonwa.org/
Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist,” performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which is now available in Chinese, German, Italian, etc. Speaking of foreign languages, he is also the organizer of the humor session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.
Yoram lives in Seattle, where he founded Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that raised almost $100,000 for local non-profits. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing. He is a fellow at Sightline Institute in Seattle, and in 2011 he spent 5 months in Beijing as a visiting scholar at the University of International Business and Economics. His website is www.standupeconomist.com.
Gar W. Lipow is an activist and independent journalist and scholar on climate policy issues. His book, Solving the Climate Crisis through Social Change was published by Praeger Press in 2012. He also been published by Grist, a leading on-line environmental magazine, and many other journals including Z magazine, in addition to academic and peer reviewed publication.
For information contact Gar at 943-1529 or Glipow@Gmail.com.