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I ﬁnd that a host of abatement strategies are able to deliver signiﬁcant emission reductions at little or no net cost when the full economic impacts of climate change are considered. Additionally, I ﬁnd that there is great potential for individuals to simultaneously reduce their climate impact and save money. I conclude that the use of economics to excuse political inaction on greenhouse gas emissions is not justiﬁed. 1. Introduction Debate over how, when, and even whether, human-made greenhouse gas emissions should be controlled has grown in its intensity even faster than 3 May 17, 2007 23:23 WSPC/SPI-B424 From Earthquakes to Global Warming 4 ch01 D.
As they state, “. . the social and environmental costs of GHG emissions are not included in company balance sheets, but must be included in national balances”. Even in the high-emitting US, such inclusion of externalities in economic analyses indicate that the net costs of Kyoto for the nation’s economy are likely to be insigniﬁcant (less than 1% GDP) [Barker and Ekins (2004)]. The question of costs incurred as a direct result of human-made greenhouse gas emissions has sparked an intense debate in recent months.
Com) and assume ‘Saver return’ tickets. Household GHG emission data based on a television, video recorder and games console being left on standby, rather than being switched oﬀ [Australian Greenhouse Oﬃce (2001)]. Senior (11–18) GHG emissions and related costs calculated as previously stated, assuming 160 trips school trips per year at 40 km each time. Student (18–21) Student transport assumes car to be a 1995 Ford Focus (2l) and annual distance travelled to be 9000 km. For Mr Meyer, 8000 km per year via public transport, 1000 km per year by bike.