Climate Change: An Inconvenient Maybe

Estudios de Economía, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 5-17, June 2008

14 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2008

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Gonzalo Edwards

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Institute of Economics

Date Written: June 6, 2008

Abstract

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.

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

JEL Classification: Q54

Suggested Citation

Edwards, Gonzalo, Climate Change: An Inconvenient Maybe (June 6, 2008). Estudios de Economía, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 5-17, June 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1262802

Gonzalo Edwards (Contact Author)

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Institute of Economics ( email )

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