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Expert Consensus on the Economics of Climate Change

By Peter Howard and Derek Sylvan
December 7, 2015

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Filed under Climate Change and Energy Policy, Reports

We surveyed a large sample of economists — everyone who published an article related to climate change in a highly ranked economics journal since 1994. The survey focused on estimated economic impacts from climate change and appropriate policy responses. The results revealed consensus that climate change damages could be more severe and more immediate than previously estimated. Respondents also expressed support for aggressive policy responses to address climate change.