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Economics of Policy Options to Address Climate Change

Edited By: Gregory N Bartos

82 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Nova Science Publishers

Paperback | Apr 2009 | #195751 | ISBN-13: 9781606921166
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About this book

Elevated levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the resulting effects on the earth's climate could have significant environmental and economic impacts in the United States and internationally. Potential impacts include rising sea levels and a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods and storms. Proposed responses to climate change include adapting to the possible impacts by planning and improving protective infrastructure, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions directly through regulation or the promotion of low-emissions technologies. Because most U.S. emissions stem from the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, much of this book centres on the effect emissions regulation could have on the economy. This is an excerpted and edited version.


Contents

Preface

- Results in Brief
- Background
- Despite Some Uncertainty Regarding the Potential Economic Impact, All of the Panelists Supported Establishing a Price on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- The Panelists' Views on the Strengths and Limitations of Policy Options Focused Primarily on the Environmental Certainty of a Cap-and-Trade System versus the Efficiency of a Tax on Emissions

Index

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