The Effects of Climate on Leisure Demand: Evidence from North America
We use data on millions of bike-share trips to show how climate change will affect outdoor recreation. By midcentury, recreation will increase due to fewer cold days each year.
- Across North America, recreational cyclists dislike cold temperatures much more than they dislike hot temperatures.
- By 2060, climate change will reduce the number of cold days each year, inducing greater demand for recreation.
- Using nationally representative time-use data, we estimate annual economic gains of $20.7 billion for climate-induced recreation by 2060.
- Regions in the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast stand to gain the most.
Resources Radio — Nov 23, 2021
The Last Straw: Assessing Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics, with Shelie Miller
Shelie Miller describes why alternatives to single-use plastics, though effective when reused, are not otherwise as sustainable as people might think.
Report — Nov 22, 2021
German Just Transition: A Review of Public Policies to Assist German Coal Communities in Transition
This report examines lessons from the decline in coal production in Germany to highlight policies to support workers and communities in the energy transition.