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Economics of Policy Options to Address Climate Change
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Authors: Gregory N. Bartos 
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Elevated levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the resulting effects on the earth’s climate could have significant environmental and economic impacts in the United States and internationally. Potential impacts include rising sea levels and a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods and storms. Proposed responses to climate change include adapting to the possible impacts by planning and improving protective infrastructure, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions directly through regulation or the promotion of low-emissions technologies. Because most U.S. emissions stem from the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, much of this book centers on the effect emissions regulation could have on the economy.
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Table of Contents:
Preface

Abbreviations

Correspondance

1. Results in Brief, pp. 1-4

2. Background, pp. 5-16

3. Despite Some Uncertainty Regarding the Potential Economic Impact, All of the Panelists Supported Establishing a Price on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, pp. 17-28

4. The Panelists’ Views on the Strengths and Limitations of Policy Options Focused Primarily on the Environmental Certainty of a Cap-and-Trade System versus the Efficiency of a Tax on Emissions, pp. 29-38

Appendix I. Scope and Methodology, pp. 39-42

Appendix II. Selected Characteristics of Panelists’ Preferred Policy Options for Addressing Climate Change, pp. 43-46

Appendix III. Selected Questions and Expert Responses, pp. 47-56

Appendix IV. Panel of Experts, pp. 57-58

Appendix V. Bibliography of Selected Literature, pp. 59-70

Index, pp. 75

   Series:
      Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-116-6
   Status: AV
  
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