• White Paper

State-level economic impacts of a National Climate Change policy. White paper. Prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Citation

Ross, M. T., Murray, B. C., Beach, R. H., & Depro, B. M. (2008). State-level economic impacts of a National Climate Change policy. White paper. Prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. : Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

Abstract

Ongoing climate-change research indicates that human activities are contributing to a warming of the earth through activities that result in emissions of large quantities of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that trap heat in the atmosphere. Among these activities are production and consumption of fossil fuels, changes in land-use patterns, production of agricultural goods, and various industrial processes. Climate models have projected temperature increases from these anthropogenic emissions at between 2.5°F and 10.4°F by 2100 (Houghton et al., 2001), potentially leading to significant environmental changes and climate variability across regions of the globe.