Gauging Economic Consensus on Climate Change

Peter Howard & Derek Sylvan, Institute for Policy Integrity Energy Solutions

Gauging Economic Consensus on Climate Change
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We conducted a large-sample global survey on climate economics, which we sent to all economists who have published climate-related research in the field’s highest-ranked academic journals; 738 responded. To our knowledge, this is the largest-ever expert survey on the economics of climate change. The results show an overwhelming consensus that the costs of inaction on climate change are higher than the costs of action, and that immediate, aggressive emissions reductions are economically desirable.

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