Unmask temporal trade-offs in climate policy debates

  title={Unmask temporal trade-offs in climate policy debates},
  author={I. Ocko and S. Hamburg and D. Jacob and D. Keith and Nathaniel O. Keohane and M. Oppenheimer and Joseph D. Roy-Mayhew and D. Schrag and S. Pacala},
  pages={492 - 493}
  • I. Ocko, S. Hamburg, +6 authors S. Pacala
  • Published 2017
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Both 20- and 100-year time scales should always be reported Global warming potentials (GWPs) have become an essential element of climate policy and are built into legal structures that regulate greenhouse gas emissions. This is in spite of a well-known shortcoming: GWP hides trade-offs between short- and long-term policy objectives inside a single time scale of 100 or 20 years (1). The most common form, GWP100, focuses on the climate impact of a pulse emission over 100 years, diluting near-term… CONTINUE READING
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