Friday, May 08, 2009

New Carbon Geography Paper Now Posted

This new political economy paper examines how Congressional District carbon emissions, ideology and per-capita income correlate with Congressional voting on carbon mitigation legislation. We show that President Obama will have trouble finding anti-carbon votes in the same places where Hilary Clinton showed strength during the 2008 primaries. Not San Francisco. Poor, conservative, carbon intensive areas feature Congressional Reps and Senators who are not voting for a carbon tax.