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The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel

Abstract

The book responds to proceedings of the past couple of decades, especially the efficacy of collective action in light of reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The types of adaptation to climate that are described in this volume have received less attention in the economics literature than have policies for mitigation of emissions. The chapters in this volume provide important new empirical information on and analyses of the economics of climate change. They examine responses to past climatic events and in so doing indicate the range of possible future adaptations. Th ... More

Keywords: climate change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, empirical information, governmental policies, adaptation, American economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226479880
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.001.0001

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Gary D. Libecap, editor

Richard H. Steckel, editor

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