New data platform from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Climate Impact Lab provides the first empirical, peer-reviewed evidence that climate impacts will fall disproportionately on the poor
Historical estimates of the temperature-mortality relationship across societies can help shed light on whether and what type of resilience measures can mitigate the risk of heat-related mortality.
As we face the punishing impacts of global climate change it can be easy to wonder, do efforts to reduce emissions by individual countries, states or cities really make a difference? Research by the Climate Impact Lab, which measures the…
Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits
Tamma Carleton, Amir Jina, Michael Delgado, Michael Greenstone, Trevor Houser, Solomon Hsiang, Andrew Hultgren, Robert E Kopp, Kelly E McCusker, Ishan Nath, James Rising, Ashwin Rode, Hee Kwon Seo, Arvid Viaene, Jiacan Yuan, Alice Tianbo Zhang, Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 137, Issue 4, November 2022, Pages 2037–2105, https://doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjac020
Published November 1, 2022Read
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Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Published October 24, 2017Read
Hsiang, S., Kopp, R.E., Jina, A., Rising, J., Delgado M., Mohan, S., Rasmussen, D.J., Muir-Wood, R., Wilson, P., Oppenheimer, M., Larsen, K., and Houser, T. (2017). Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science. doi:10.1126/science.aal4369
Published June 29, 2017Read
Burgess, R., Deschnes, O., Donaldson, D., and M. Greenstone, Weather, Climate Change and Death in India, Working Paper, April 2017.
Published April 20, 2017Read
Tamma A. Carleton & Solomon M. Hsiang, (2016). Social and economic impacts of climate. Science.
Published September 12, 2016Read