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Greenhouse economics

Author: Spash, Clive L. Publisher: Routledge 2002.Language: EnglishDescription: 298 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0415372445Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Greenhouse economics List g$gures List of tables Acknowledgements List ofabbreviations X Xlll XV ... xi 1 Climate change: introducing some of the issues Air pollution and the modern economy 2 Economic understanding ofpollution 5 The scient$c problem 6 A brief historical overview o f developing awareness Greenhouse Eject I I Values and ethical concerns 2 0 Gnclusions 2 1 of the enhanced 2 Scientific understanding of the enhanced Greenhouse Effect Global climatic patterns 2 6 Sources and sinks o f greenhouse gases 32 Greenhouse gas emission trends 4 0 Past and future trends in global climate 4 8 Gnclusions 5 3 25 3 Impacts of global climate change Regional impacts ofgreenhouse warming 6 3 Intertemporal impacts ofglobal warming 7 6 Gnclusions 8 7 Weak uncertainty: risk and imperfect information The probability of the enhanced Greenhouse E e c t 9 8 Measuring and predicting clima tic change 10 7 The role o f modelling 1 10 Conclusions 1 1 5 Strong uncertainty: ignorance and indeterminacy Characterisingfuture events 12 3 Economic use ofweak uncertainty 1 2 8 How weak is weak uncertainty? 1 3 1 From weak to strong uncertainty 13 4 The changing perception of science 1 4 1 Conclusions 1 4 7 Calculating the cost and benefits of GHG control The theory behind economic ussessment 1 5 4 Studies using cost-benefit analysis 1 6 0 Conclusions 1 7 7 Loading the dice? Values, opinions and ethics Inconsistency and disputed values 1 8 5 Strong uncertainty revisited 1 9 2 Conclusions 1 9 7 Dividing time and discounting the future Discounting thefuture 2 0 3 Can the.fiture be treated as less important? 2 0 9 Conclusions 2 1 5 Economics, ethics and future generations Intergenerational ethical rules 2 2 3 Distinguishing basic and compensatory transfers 2 2 6 Harm and trade-05 2 3 1 h g h ts versus consequences 2 3 3 Con9cting values and moral dilemmas 2 3 7 Conclusions 2 4 2 10 Science, economics and policy Science and political economy 2 52 Choices and decisions 2 5 8 Redejhing economic inquiry 265 Preferences, value and time 268 Concluding remarks 2 7 7 Glossury Index

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