The social cost of atmospheric release

  title={The social cost of atmospheric release},
  author={Drew T. Shindell},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • D. Shindell
  • Published 25 February 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Climatic Change
I present a multi-impact economic valuation framework called the Social Cost of Atmospheric Release (SCAR) that extends the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) used previously for carbon dioxide (CO2) to a broader range of pollutants and impacts. Values consistently incorporate health impacts of air quality along with climate damages. The latter include damages associated with aerosol-induced hydrologic cycle changes that lead to net climate benefits when reducing cooling aerosols. Evaluating a 1… 

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