EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Uncertainty, Climate Change and the Global Economy

David von Below () and Torsten Persson ()
Additional contact information
David von Below: Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, Postal: Stockholm University, S-106 69 Stockholm, Sweden

No 757, Seminar Papers from Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies

Abstract: The paper illustrates how one may assess our comprehensive uncertainty about the various relations in the entire chain from human activity to climate change. Using a modified version of the RICE model of the global economy and climate, we perform Monte Carlo simulations, where full sets of parameters in the model’s most important equations are drawn randomly from pre-specified distributions, and present results in the forms of fan charts and histograms. Our results suggest that under a Business-As-Usual scenario, the median increase of global mean temperature in 2105 relative to 1900 will be around 4.5 C. The 99 percent confidence interval ranges from 3.0 C to 6.9 C. Uncertainty about socio-economic drivers of climate change lie behind a non-trivial part of this uncertainty about global warming.

Keywords: Climate-economy models; Global warming; Monte Carlo study (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E17 O13 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2008-10-17
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:344702/FULLTEXT01 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Uncertainty, Climate Change and the Global Economy (2008) Downloads
Working Paper: Uncertainty, Climate Change and the Global Economy (2008) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:iiessp:0757

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Seminar Papers from Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Hanna Christiansson ().

 
Page updated 2021-10-18
Handle: RePEc:hhs:iiessp:0757