The Impact of Climate Change on the United States Economy

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $34.42
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 61%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $34.42   
  • New (4) from $78.57   
  • Used (3) from $34.42   


Understanding the impacts of climate change on economic behaviour is an important aspect of deciding when to take policy actions to prevent or mitigate its consequences. This book applies advanced new economics methodologies to assess impacts on potentially vulnerable aspects of the US economy: agriculture, timber, coastal resources, energy expenditure, fishing, outdoor recreation. It is intended to provide improved understanding of key issues raised in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. It concludes that some climate change may produce economic gains in the agriculture and forestry sectors, whereas energy, coastal structures, and water sectors may be harmed. The book will serve as an important reference for the scientific, economic, and policy community, and will also be of interest to natural resource/environmental economists as an example of economic valuation techniques. The volume will clearly be of main importance to researchers and policymakers in the US, but will also be influential as a model for assessment of impacts on economies worldwide.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521607698
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 331
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Robert Mendelsohn, Joel B. Smith and James E. Neumann; 2. The economic effects of climate change on US agriculture Richard M. Adams, Bruce A. McCarl, Kathleen Segerson, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Kelly J. Bryant, Bruce L. Dixon, Richard Conner, Robert E. Evenson and Dennis Ojima; 3. The impact of climate variation on US agriculture Robert Mendelsohn, William Nordhaus, and Daigee Shaw; 4. Climate change and agriculture: the role of farmer adaptation Kathleen Segerson and Bruce L. Dixon; 5. The US timber market impacts of climate change Brent L. Sohngen and Robert Mendelsohn; 6. Economic effects of climate change on US water resources Brian Hurd, Mac Callaway, Joel Smith and Paul Kirshen; 7. The economic damage induced by sea-level rise in the US Gary Yohe, James E. Neumann and Patrick Marshall; 8. The impact of global warming on US energy expenditures Wendy N. Morrison and Robert Mendelsohn; 9. The economic impact of climate change on the US commercial fishing industry Marla Markowski, Angelique Knapp, James E. Neumann and John Gates; 10. The impact of climate change on outdoor recreation Robert Mendelsohnm and Marla Markowski; 11. Estimated effects of climate change on selected outdoor recreation activities in the US John Loomis and John Crespi; 12. Synthesis and conclusions Robert Mendelsohn and James E. Neumann.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)