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Uncertainty in long-run economic growth likely points toward greater emissions, climate change costs


May 15, 2018

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A challenge in estimating the extent and cost of damages from climate change over the next 100 years is developing forecasts of long-run economic growth. In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Illinois and Yale University present a systematic method of integrating current models to develop forecasts of uncertainty in global and regional per capita economic growth rates through the year 2100.Full Story

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University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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