The mortality cost of carbon

@article{Bressler2021TheMC,
  title={The mortality cost of carbon},
  author={R Daniel Bressler},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2021},
  volume={12}
}
  • R. Bressler
  • Published 29 July 2021
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Communications
Many studies project that climate change can cause a significant number of excess deaths. Yet, in integrated assessment models (IAMs) that determine the social cost of carbon (SCC) and prescribe optimal climate policy, human mortality impacts are limited and not updated to the latest scientific understanding. This study extends the DICE-2016 IAM to explicitly include temperature-related mortality impacts by estimating a climate-mortality damage function. We introduce a metric, the mortality… 

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