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Climate Shock

The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

In Climate Shock, Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance--as a risk management problem, only here on a global scale.

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"Economists Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman deliver a high-voltage shock in their analysis of the costs of climate change."--Nature
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Gernot Wagner is lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund. Martin L. Weitzman is professor of economics at Harvard University.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 264
Erscheinungsdatum 05.05.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-691-17132-6
Verlag Princeton Univers. Press
Maße (L/B/H) 203/131/25 mm
Gewicht 262
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