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The Impact of Climate Change on the United States Economy - Robert Mendelsohn

The Impact of Climate Change on the United States Economy

By: Robert Mendelsohn (Editor), James E. Neumann (Editor)

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Published: 19th August 2004
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Understanding the impacts of climate change on economic behaviour is an important aspect of deciding when to take policy actions to prevent or mitigate its consequences. This book applies advanced new economics methodologies to assess impacts on potentially vulnerable aspects of the US economy: agriculture, timber, coastal resources, energy expenditure, fishing, outdoor recreation. It is intended to provide improved understanding of key issues raised in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. It concludes that some climate change may produce economic gains in the agriculture and forestry sectors, whereas energy, coastal structures, and water sectors may be harmed. The book will serve as an important reference for the scientific, economic, and policy community, and will also be of interest to natural resource/environmental economists as an example of economic valuation techniques. The volume will clearly be of main importance to researchers and policymakers in the US, but will also be influential as a model for assessment of impacts on economies worldwide.

Introduction
The economic effects of climate change on US agriculture
The impact of climate variation on US agriculture
Climate change and agriculture: the role of farmer adaptation
he US timber market impacts of climate change
conomic effects of climate change on US water resources
The economic damage induced by sea-level rise in the US
The impact of global warming on US energy expenditures
The economic impact of climate change on the US commercial fishing industry
The impact of climate change on outdoor recreation
Estimated effects of climate change on selected outdoor recreation activities in the US
Synthesis and conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521607698
ISBN-10: 0521607698
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 19th August 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.62