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Climate Adaptation and Public Health

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"Climate change is affecting every region of the world and is accelerating at an alarming rate. International efforts for mitigating climate change, like the Paris Agreement, through reductions in greenhouse gases are vital for slowing the global increase in temperatures. However, these mitigation measures will not have immediate impact, so urgent action is needed to address negative impacts currently posed by climate change...." – By Sarah E. Scales, Julia Massi and Jennifer A. Horney

Carbon Taxes

"The principle of anthropogenic climate change is well established, but how does economics conceptualize the problem of climate change and its potential solutions? Economists describe climate change as a negative externality; in fact, the biggest negative externality humanity has experienced, or more broadly, as a failure of the free market to maximize social welfare. ..." – By Jorge H. García and Thomas Sterner

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