Nov 9 Goldstein Memorial Lecture: Climate (and Other) Catastrophes

Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Economics and Environmental Policy: Climate (and Other) Catastrophes – Nov 9

How great is the risk of a climate catastrophe, and what should we do about it? The likelihood and possible impact of a catastrophic climate outcome is what drives the social cost of carbon, and thus the case for a stringent climate policy. But what is that likelihood, and what kinds of outcomes might occur? What are the policy implications, and how we might respond to the risk of climate - and other - catastrophes?

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