We know the climate has changed. Berkeley's average temperature has increased by 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit since 1960. And temperatures are projected to increase significantly by the end of this century. But the big question is what does this mean to humans and the natural systems they depend on? Economists over the past decade have worked hard at calculating how big the damages from climate change will be and what it will cost to avoid the worst consequences. This talk will provide an animated overview of what we know and what we don't know.
Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development and Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at UC Berkeley.