Season 2, Episode 23: An Economists Take on Climate Change and Carbon Tax

With a rich history involving the economy, foreign and domestic policy, and climate activism, Dr. Leroy Wehrle provides valuable insight on how the economy and climate are linked. With this knowledge, he aims to educate and provide insight to allow others to seek, educate, and lead change for climate change. In 1972, he was awarded a Professorship in Economics at Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois Springfield, where he offered one of the first courses in the new field of sustainability and climate change. From 2000 until 2013, he also taught at Millikin University the lead international course in the Master of Business curriculum. In this episode, Dr. Roy discusses: Carbon tax and policy, how the world is affected by policy decisions, and how we can make a real impact on climate change.

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