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Press freedom, oil exports, and risk for natural disasters: A challenge for climato-economic theory?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 August 2013

Joana Arantes
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. joana.arantes@canterbury.ac.nzwww.uminho.pt Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand. randolph.grace@canterbury.ac.nzsimon.kemp@canterbury.ac.nzwww.psyc.canterbury.ac.nz
Randolph C. Grace
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand. randolph.grace@canterbury.ac.nzsimon.kemp@canterbury.ac.nzwww.psyc.canterbury.ac.nz
Simon Kemp
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand. randolph.grace@canterbury.ac.nzsimon.kemp@canterbury.ac.nzwww.psyc.canterbury.ac.nz

Abstract

Does the interaction between climactic demands, monetary resources, and freedom suggest a more general relationship between the environmental challenges that human societies face and their resources to meet those challenges? Using data on press freedom (Van de Vliert 2011a), we found no evidence of a similar interaction with natural resources (as measured by oil exports) or risk for natural disasters.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013 

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