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Modeling Uncertainty in Climate Change: A Multi-Model Comparison


Authors: Kenneth Gillingham, William Nordhaus, David Anthoff, Valentina Bosetti, Haewon McJeon, Geoffrey Blanford, Peter Christensen, John Reilly, Paul Sztorc
Series: Mitigation, Innovation and Transformation Pathways
Editor: Massimo Tavoni
Type: Journal
Keywords: Climate Change, Integrated Assessment Models
JEL n.: Q540
Pages: Volume 5, Number 4, pages 791-826
Published in: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Date: 2018

Abstract

This FEEM working paper by researcher Valentina Bosetti et al. presents the results of the first comprehensive study on the key uncertainty drivers for climate change when looking at 2100 temperatures and 2100 emissions.
“The study shows that uncertainty surrounding parameters may be more important than uncertainty in model structure. The resulting distributions also provide insights on tail events, i.e. low probability and extreme consequences scenarios."

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Suggested citation: Gillingham, K., W. Nordhaus, D. Anthoff, V. Bosetti, H. McJeon, G. Blanford, P. Christensen, J. Reilly, P. Sztorc, (2018), 'Modeling Uncertainty in Integrated Assessment of Climate Change: A Multimodel Comparison', Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 5, no. 4 (October 2018): 791-826. https://doi.org/10.1086/698910 




 

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