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Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I

USGCRP, 2017: Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I [Wuebbles, D.J., D.W. Fahey, K.A. Hibbard, D.J. Dokken, B.C. Stewart, and T.K. Maycock (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, 470 pp, doi: 10.7930/J0J964J6.

Lab co-director Robert Kopp helped write the “Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I,” released by the United States Global Change Research Program. This comprehensive report provides the most up-to-date climate science assessment in the world. It was compiled by 51 authors, the majority of whom were drawn from federal agencies.
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Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure

U.S. Government Accountability Office

The GAO's new report draws heavily from two national-scale studies: one from the EPA and the other is the American Climate Prospectus, authored by Climate Impact Lab members. The federal auditors found that the federal government has not undertaken strategic government-wide planning to manage climate risks by using information on the potential economic effects of climate change to identify significant risks and craft appropriate federal responses.
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Best cost estimate of greenhouse gases

R. Revesz, M. GreenstoneM. HanemannM. LivermoreT. SternerD. GrabP. HowardJ. Schwartz (2017). Best cost estimate of greenhouse gases. Science. doi: 10.1126/science.aao4322.

Prominent economists and lawyers highlight the continued validity of the Social Cost of Carbon for policy-making
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Crop-damaging temperatures increase suicide rates in India

 

Tamma A. Carleton,  Crop-damaging temperatures increase suicide rates in India, PNAS, August 15, 2017. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701354114.

 

Warming temperatures over the last 30 years is responsible for 59,300 suicides in India, accounting for nearly 7% of the doubling in suicide rates over that period.
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Estimating Economic Damage from Climate Change in the United States

Hsiang, S., Kopp, R.E., Jina, A., Rising, J., Delgado M., Mohan, S., Rasmussen, D.J., Muir-Wood, R., Wilson, P., Oppenheimer, M., Larsen, K., and Houser, T. (2017). Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science. doi:10.1126/science.aal4369

Spatially explicit, probabilistic, and empirically derived estimates of economic damage in the United States from climate change.
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