From the inbox:
My name's Ashley Ahearn and I'm a producer for Living on Earth, on Public Radio International. Sitting around the editorial table this morning everyone was a-buzz about the Freddie Mac/ Fannie Mae fiasco that went down over this past weekend. Our question, as a science and environmental program, is how does this affect the environment? How will this trickle down when it comes to conservation? energy? enviro politics maybe?
I started doing some research on Environmental Economics and your name came up, although I didn't see any postings relating to Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue, relating to the environment.
While flattered that my name would come up at an editorial meeting at PRI (I'm easily flattered), I'm really puzzled as to what the question is. My response:
Thanks for the message. While I'm usually glad to talk about things I know little about, I'm not sure I have much interesting to say about the link between the mortgage bailout and the environment (not sure I see much of a direct link--other than more government expenditures on the bailout means less money for other projects). If you or your editors have more specifics, feel free to give me a call.
Am I missing something?
*I have no idea what the title means. I just thought it was funny.