Large potential reduction in economic damages under UN mitigation targets

  title={Large potential reduction in economic damages under UN mitigation targets},
  author={M. Burke and W. Matthew Davis and Noah S. Diffenbaugh},
International climate change agreements typically specify global warming thresholds as policy targets1, but the relative economic benefits of achieving these temperature targets remain poorly understood2,3. Uncertainties include the spatial pattern of temperature change, how global and regional economic output will respond to these changes in temperature, and the willingness of societies to trade present for future consumption. Here we combine historical evidence4 with national-level climate5… 
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