The US would suffer some of the biggest costs of climate change

Posted In Climate Change, Inform
Sep
30


Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, NJ. Aerial pictures of New Jersey’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU

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Climate change is a classic tragedy of the commons: every country acting in its own self-interest contributes to depleting a joint resource, making the world worse for everyone. The social cost of carbon (or SCC) is a way to put a price tag on the result of that tragedy, quantifying just how much climate change will cost the world over the coming generations.

But a paper in Nature Climate Change this week tries to bring the cost closer to home by estimating what the SCC could be for each different country…

Read Full Article; Ars Technica (09-21-2018)

Paris Conundrum: How to Know How Much Carbon Is Being Emitted? Yale E360 (09-10-2018)

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