Best of the Web 23rd February

1. Have we underestimated the effect of climate change on the long run growth rate of the economy? Robin Harding calls for a reexamination of the assumptions underpinning climate-change economic models.

2.”WhatsApp Is everything wrong with the U.S. economy” — how there’s no longer any correlation between the size of a customer base and the number of employees necessary to serve them.

3.It is possible that valuation metrics are the true reason behind Facebook’s recent 19 billion deal.

4. Mapping tree losses in real time: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26287137

5.Can the simple act of gathering quality data help corporations to mitigate their environmental impact? Read more here.

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