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Emission-Photosynthesis Imbalance and Climate Change:Forest Land under Intensified Uncertainty and Expected Utility Maximization

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This paper introduces photosynthesis into the motion-equation of the atmospheric stock of carbon-dioxide as a counterpart endogenous factor to emissions of this principal greenhouse gas from lands occupied by humans. By doing so, the paper links the stock of atmospheric carbon-dioxide, hence climate-change and uncertainty, to the allocation of usable land to humans and forest. The public planners can control this allocation and, consequently, the atmospheric stock of carbon-dioxide, climate-change and future usable land by setting land-rates in accordance with use. The analysis considers two types of land-use for expected utility maximizing humans and derives the effects of the land-rates and photosynthesis’ efficiency on the size of the forest.

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  • Amnon Levy, 2011. "Emission-Photosynthesis Imbalance and Climate Change:Forest Land under Intensified Uncertainty and Expected Utility Maximization," Economics Working Papers wp11-08, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
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    Keywords

    Carbon Emissions; Photosynthesis; Climate-Change; Expected Utility; Land-Rates; Forest Size;

    JEL classification:

    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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