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The Resource Climate change : expert opinion on the economics of policy options to address climate change : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office, (electronic resource)

Climate change : expert opinion on the economics of policy options to address climate change : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office, (electronic resource)

Label
Climate change : expert opinion on the economics of policy options to address climate change : report to congressional requesters
Title
Climate change
Title remainder
expert opinion on the economics of policy options to address climate change : report to congressional requesters
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
Expert opinion on the economics of policy options to address climate change
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Elevated levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the resulting effects on the earth's climate could have significant environmental and economic impacts in the United States and internationally. Potential impacts include rising sea levels and a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods and storms. Proposed responses to climate change include adapting to the possible impacts by planning and improving protective infrastructure, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions directly through regulation or the promotion of low-emissions technologies. Because most U.S. emissions stem from the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, much of this report centers on the effect emissions regulation could have on the economy. In this context, GAO was asked to elicit the opinions of experts on (1) actions the Congress might consider to address climate change and what is known about the potential benefits, costs, and uncertainties of these actions and (2) the key strengths and limitations of policies or actions to address climate change. GAO worked with the National Academy of Sciences to identify a panel of noted economists with expertise in analyzing the economic impacts of climate change policies and gathered their opinions through iterative, Web-based questionnaires. The findings reported here represent the views of the 18 economists who responded to both questionnaires...
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
Label
Climate change : expert opinion on the economics of policy options to address climate change : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS111803
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on Mar. 5, 2009)
  • "May 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-605."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm231622383
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iii, 75 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)231622383
  • (Sirsi) a983267
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 3/5/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08605.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Climate change : expert opinion on the economics of policy options to address climate change : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS111803
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on Mar. 5, 2009)
  • "May 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-605."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm231622383
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iii, 75 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)231622383
  • (Sirsi) a983267
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 3/5/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08605.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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