Can We Afford the Future?

Deciphering Climate Economics
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Acknowledgments1. The Status Quo is Not an Option2. Your Grandchildren's Lives are Important3. We Need to Buy Insurance for the Planet4. Climate Damages are too Valuable to Have Prices5. Some Costs are Better than Others6. Hot, it's Not: Climate Economics According to Lomberg7. Much Less Wrong: The Stern Review vs its Critics8. Climate, Equity and Development9. What is to be Done? NotesReferencesIndex
Offers a look at the economics of climate change, explaining how the arbitrary assumptions of conventional theories get in the way of understanding this problem. This book states that the benefits of climate protection are vital but priceless, and hence often devalued in cost-benefit calculations.
Autor: Frank Ackerman
Frank Ackerman is a research fellow at Global Development and Environment Institute and a senior scientist at Stockholm Environment Institute-US Centre, both at Tufts University. He is a founding member of Economists for Equity and Environment (E3) and a member scholar of the Centre for Progressive Reform. He has directed major policy studies for organizations ranging from Greenpeace to the European Parliament. He has written numerous academic and popular articles on the economics of climate change, energy and environmental policy. His previous books include Poisoned for Pennies: The Economics of Toxics and Precaution, and (with Lisa Heinzerling) Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing.

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Autor: Frank Ackerman
ISBN-13 :: 9781848130388
ISBN: 1848130384
Verlag: Zed Books
Gewicht: 200g
Seiten: 147
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 197x130x10 mm
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