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Friday
Aug292014

Climate economics

In the post comes a copy of Richard Tol's new textbook on Climate Change Economics, which looks like good stuff.

This unique textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the economics of climate change and climate policy, and is suitable for advanced undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral students. Topics discussed include the costs and benefits of adaptation and mitigation, discounting, uncertainty, policy instruments, and international agreements. Special features include: in-depth treatment of the economics of climate change careful explanations of concepts and their application to climate policy customizable integrated assessment model that illustrates all issues discussed specific usage guidelines for each level of reader companion website featuring data, extra reading, quizzes, videos and more This book will be an essential text for students of varying levels in economics, climate change and environmental policy, and a resource for researchers and practitioners.

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Reader Comments (4)

How many.chapters on subsidy farming, maximising your aire-miles and conference hotel loyalty points,, maximising your grants by tagging "warming" onto the summary of all reports, joining reliable and tight knit "peer groups" for mutual benefit, cosying up to influential, pliable politicians and deciding which well established energy supplier will best fund opposition to any new energy supplier.

Aug 29, 2014 at 5:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterWJohn

Test post

Aug 30, 2014 at 7:02 AM | Unregistered Commenterjamspid

We all laugh at Climate Change Scape goat stories but you wont find this one funny.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/06/isis_water_scarcity_is_climate_change_destabilizing_iraq.html

Slate Magazine claims the current absolute savage barbarism of Islamic Militants in ISIS controlled Iraq and Syria can be blamed on Climate Change.Apparently it was an exceptionally hot drought year in Iraq the Sunni farmers all got pissed off and joined ISIS so they say. Nothing to do with the Shiai,s keeping all the Oil revenues for themselves.

Wheres the peer reviewed Data for this years Middle Eastern Temperatures then.
Must have been another Scorcher in Baghdad..
Like it was exceptionally hot on the 9th of September 2001 or the 7th of July 2007.

Richard why don't you just change the long winded title of your book to

"CLIMATE CHANGE BLAME IT ON EVERYTHING"

even the horrific stuff.

Aug 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM | Unregistered Commenterjamspid

My backlog of unread books and papers is too large already, and my budget for more is long expended. But this book looks very promising. Prof Tol being a free man who thinks for himself rather than a Sophist for hire.

Aug 30, 2014 at 10:49 AM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

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