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Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling

Robert W. Hahn and Alistair Ulph

Abstract

There is widespread agreement that climate change is a serious problem. If we fail to regulate greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, or use alternative strategies for addressing the problem, the damages could be significant, and perhaps catastrophic. After several international meetings in which nation states have tried unsuccessfully to address the climate change problem, there is a widespread sense of frustration and urgency: frustration at the slow pace at which countries are moving toward an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; urgency because of the gr ... More

Keywords: climate change, political economy, discounting, ethics, economic efficiency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199692873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692873.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert W. Hahn, editor
Professor of Economics, Sustainable Consumption Institute, The University of Manchester and Director of Economics, Smith School, University of Oxford

Alistair Ulph, editor
Director of the Sustainable Consumption Institute, The University of Manchester

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