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The Resource Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman

Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman

Label
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet
Title
Climate shock
Title remainder
the economic consequences of a hotter planet
Statement of responsibility
Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future--why not our planet? ... [the authors] explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance - as a risk management problem, only here, on a global scale"--Publisher's description
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N$T
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Wagner, Gernot
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weitzman, Martin L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Changement climatique
  • Aspects économiques
  • Futur
  • Atmosphère
  • Ecologie
  • Climatic changes
  • Klimaänderung
  • Wirtschaft
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Climate change
Label
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 911
  • 411
  • Fat tails
  • Willful blindness
  • Bailing out the planet
  • 007
  • What you can do
  • A different kind of optimism
Control code
ocn903531588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865475
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40025047005
  • 10.1515/9781400880768
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  • 719604
  • 22573/ctv7gr7x7
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903531588
Label
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 911
  • 411
  • Fat tails
  • Willful blindness
  • Bailing out the planet
  • 007
  • What you can do
  • A different kind of optimism
Control code
ocn903531588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865475
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40025047005
  • 10.1515/9781400880768
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 719604
  • 22573/ctv7gr7x7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903531588

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