Economists and Climate Change
Consensus and Open Questions
Economists and Climate Change: Consensus and Open Questions describes and analyzes the results of a survey sent to 289 economic experts on climate change. The pool was selected from authors of research published in one of the top twenty-five economic journals. Over 84% of the respondents to the poll said that the effects of global warming will create significant risks to important sectors of the United States and global economies. There was near unanimity—98%—that a price on carbon will increase incentives for efficiency and innovation.