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Climate Change An inconvenient maybe

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  • Gonzalo Edwards

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The subject of Climate Change is here to stay for at least the rest of the 21st century. The extent to which climate change can be expected; the importance in its determination of anthropogenic factors, relative to natural causes; its impact on world agriculture, migration patterns and economic growth; the costs involved and the best practices to mitigate the consequences, are all still subject to great controversy and remain in the realm of the speculative, in spite of specific matters where a relative consensus has been reached, and despite media efforts to show only the more alarmist view. It is this controversy that gives the name to this essay, which advertently paraphrases former United States Vice-President Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth.

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Article provided by University of Chile, Department of Economics in its journal Estudios de Economia.

Volume (Year): 35 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 Year 2008 (June)
Pages: 5-17

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Handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:35:y:2008:i:1:p:5-17

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Keywords: Climate Change; environment; Kyoto Protocol; Stern Review; discount rate;

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  1. Steffen Kallbekken & Jon Hovi, 2007. "The price of non-compliance with the Kyoto Protocol: The remarkable case of Norway," International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 1-15, March.
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