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The economics of global warming

Author: William R Cline
Publisher: Washington, DC : Institute for International Economics, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines the costs and benefits of an aggressive program of global action to limit the greenhouse effect. Cline summarizes the issues from the standpoint of an economist and estimates the damages of long-term warming.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cline, William R.
Economics of global warming.
Washington, DC : Institute for International Economics, 1992
(OCoLC)647547653
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Cline
ISBN: 0881321508 9780881321500 088132132X 9780881321326
OCLC Number: 25787658
Notes: "June 1992."
Description: xi, 399 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Scientific Framework and Very-Long-Term Warming --
Economic Damage --
Abatement Costs --
Time Discounting --
Benefit-Cost Synthesis --
Policy Implications --
The Scientific Basis for the Greenhouse Effect --
Science and the Emergence of the Policy Issue --
The Greenhouse Effect --
The Carbon Cycle --
Other Trace Gases --
General Circulation Models --
Radiative Forcing and Global Warming --
Feedback Estimates --
Aerosols and Masking by Urban Pollution --
The Empirical Evidence --
The Ecological and Economic Impact --
Critiques and Response --
Very-Long-Term Warming --
Catastrophe Scenarios --
Unavoidable Warming --
Geoengineering --
Scientific Research Agenda --
Global Warming in the Very Long Term --
Fossil Fuel Supply --
Establishing the Appropriate Time Horizon --
Carbon Emissions and Atmospheric Concentration --
Very-Long-Term Warming --
The Influence of CFCs --
Illustrative Regional Extent of Very-Long-Term Warming --
Nonlinear Impact --
Avoiding Long-Term Warming --
The Pace of Warming and the Price of Delaying Action --
Caveat Lector --
The Economic Benefits of Limiting Global Warming --
Analytical Framework --
Inherent Damage Limits? --
Agriculture --
Forests --
Species Loss --
Sea-Level Rise --
Space Cooling and Heating --
Human Amenity --
Life and Morbidity --
Migration --
Hurricane Damage --
The Construction Sector --
Leisure Activities --
Water Supply --
Urban Infrastructure --
Pollution --
The Welfare Effects of Agricultural Yield Reductions Resulting from Global Warming.
Responsibility: William R. Cline.

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This study examines the costs and benefits of an aggressive program of global action to limit the greenhouse effect. Cline summarizes the issues from the standpoint of an economist and estimates the damages of long-term warming.

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