Climate Rants and the World’s ‘Richest’ Companies

I like to write about climate change. A lot. It’s this Big Topic of the 21st century; it’s what my millennial generation endlessly agonizes over. It’s on our minds, in one form or another, pretty much always.

But it’s also an iconic example of trade-offs, that annoying topic that economists love. How so? Well, economists study trade-offs. Choice. Giving up one thing in exchange for another. And those with at least some training in economics — as those schooled in physics, in engineering, in evolutionary biology or many ecologic fields — are…