OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
Whether you believe global warming is caused by man or nature, according to NASA, 2014 was earth’s hottest year on record. One of the causes of our continued heating is the depletion of polar caps and other frozen surfaces. They help cool us not so much because they’re cold but because they’re flat and white and reflect the sun, bouncing its heat off of the earth. That is also the concept behind revolutionary reflective roofs.
David Lamouranne from Green Star Cool Roof Coatings is Peter's guest on this edition of Out to Lunch.
Stacy Armitage joins Peter for lunch, too. Stacy works at the opposite end of the environment to the roof - on the ground and in the water. Stacy is Project Leader of the Southeast Louisiana Refuge complex, maintaining our wetlands for wildlife, recreation, and as a barrier against the effects of global warming.
Peter, Stacy, and David discuss the economics of nature, and take questions from listeners.