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The Resource Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman

Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman

Label
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet
Title
Climate shock
Title remainder
the economic consequences of a hotter planet
Statement of responsibility
Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future--why not our planet? ... [the authors] explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance - as a risk management problem, only here, on a global scale"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wagner, Gernot
Dewey number
363.738/74
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.W34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC903
NAL item number
.W34 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weitzman, Martin L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Klimaänderung
  • Wirtschaft
  • Changement climatique
  • Aspects économiques
  • Futur
  • Atmosphère
  • Ecologie
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Clima
Label
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A different kind of optimism
  • Preface: Pop quiz
  • 911
  • 411
  • Fat tails
  • Willful blindness
  • Bailing out the planet
  • 007
  • What you can do
Control code
ocn890107122
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780691159478
Lccn
2014028540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • RCL
  • RCL
Other control number
  • 40025047005
  • 9780691171326
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691159478
  • (OCoLC)890107122
Label
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A different kind of optimism
  • Preface: Pop quiz
  • 911
  • 411
  • Fat tails
  • Willful blindness
  • Bailing out the planet
  • 007
  • What you can do
Control code
ocn890107122
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780691159478
Lccn
2014028540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • RCL
  • RCL
Other control number
  • 40025047005
  • 9780691171326
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691159478
  • (OCoLC)890107122

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