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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Paul Clements says he agrees with Nobel Prize winning economist William Nordhaus that a carbon tax is needed to address climate change. But Clements says Nordhaus’ proposal is inadequate. 

Clements will be part of a panel discussion at Western Michigan University – The True Cost of Climate Change and its Policy Implications. It begins at 2:00p.m. Friday afternoon February 15th in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall. Clements says the Yale University professor is an influential climate change economist. But he says Nordhaus has been throwing “cold water” on the urgency needed to address climate change.

A blue sign with white lettering that says "Kalamazoo," at the train station downtown.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Raven Britt was at a fundraising dinner a couple of years ago when a fellow guest made a prophecy that startled her. Raven had just moved to Kalamazoo, and she was telling the other guest about it.

WMU Helps Design Driverless VA Shuttle

Feb 7, 2019
Courtesy WMU College of Engineering

Self-driving vehicles may seem far off, but they are coming to Michigan and could change public transportation. One new project involves Western Michigan University and the Battle Creek Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Two people stand outside as snow blows sideways across Western Michigan University's campus.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Temperatures are dropping and near-blizzard-like conditions in parts of Southwest Michigan are making travel hazardous as the state braces for extreme cold weather.

Closings from WWMT

Warming shelter locations from WOOD-TV

Student Newspapers Are Split On Whether To Stay In Print

Jan 28, 2019
Bruin staff that transitioned to online.
The Bruin News / Kellogg Community College

Some editors now see an online-only format as the best way to get readers and to train journalists. Others worry that their papers will fall into obscurity if they stop their print editions.