The Impact of Climate Change on the United States Economy

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

2009

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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
  • It is intended to provide improved understanding of key issues raised in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 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
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