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2014-04-28 | Peer Reviewed

Global warming: Improve economic models of climate change

Sterner, Thomas. 2014. “Global warming: Improve economic models of climate change.” Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science 508: 173-175.
Download reference Doi:10.1038/508173a

On 31 March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on the impacts of climate change on humans and ecosystems (see go.nature.com/ad5v1b). These are real risks that need to be accounted for in planning for adaptation and mitigation. Pricing the risks with integrated models of physics and economics lets their costs be compared to those of limiting climate change or investing in greater resilience.