Managing Climate Risk

@article{Obersteiner2001ManagingCR,
  title={Managing Climate Risk},
  author={Michael Obersteiner and Christian Azar and Pekka E. Kauppi and Kenneth M{\"o}llersten and Jos{\'e} Roberto Moreira and S. Nilsson and Peter Read and Keywan Riahi and Bernhard Schlamadinger and Yoshiki Yamagata and J Yan and Jean-Pascal van Ypersele},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={294},
  pages={786 - 787}
}
Stabilization of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations at a safe level is a paradigm that the scientific and policy communities have widely adopted for addressing the problem of climate change. However, aiming to stabilize concentrations at a single target level might not be a robust strategy, given that the environment is extremely uncertain. The static stabilization paradigm is based primarily on two assumptions: (i), that a safe level of GHG concentrations exists and can be… Expand
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