Mark Schapiro is a former senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting
and author of the recently published book Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy
. An award-winning investigative journalist for more than two decades, his work has appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, Mother Jones
, and The Atlantic Monthly
. He has also been a correspondent on NOW with Bill Moyers, FRONTLINE/World
, and Marketplace
. Schapiro teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
More from Mark Schapiro
The major oil companies in the U.S. have not had to pay a price for the contribution their products make to climate change. But internal accounting by the companies, along with a host of other signs, suggest that may soon change — though the implications of a price on carbon are far from clear.
To offset their own carbon emissions, European companies have been overpaying China to incinerate a powerful greenhouse gas known as hfc 23. And in a bizarre twist, those payments have spurred the manufacture of a harmful refrigerant that is being smuggled into the U.S. and used illegally.
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