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Curbing Climate Change Has a Dollar Value — Here’s How and Why We Measure It

| Mar. 12, 2017

President Trump is expected to issue an executive order soon to reverse Obama-era rules to cut carbon pollution, including a moratorium on leasing public lands for coal mining and a plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

Trump and his appointees argue that these steps will bring coal miners’ jobs back (although coal industry job losses reflect competition from cheap natural gas, not regulations that have yet to take effect). But they ignore the fact that mitigating climate change will produce large economic gains....

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For Academic Citation: Aldy, Joseph.“Curbing Climate Change Has a Dollar Value — Here’s How and Why We Measure It .” The Conversation, March 12, 2017.