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Evaluation of the Productivity Decrease Risk Due to a Future Increase in Tropical Cyclone Intensity in Japan

Abstract: A number of scientists have recently conducted research that shows that tropical cyclone intensity is likely to increase in the future. This would result in an increase in the damage along with a decrease in economic productivity due to precaut… more »

BP Oil Disaster Threatens Mississippi Delta Goods and Services Worth Far More than BP's Value - First Study of Delta as Capital Asset Concludes Restoring Wetlands Would Produce $62 Billion in Annual Benefits

The BP oil disaster, hurricanes and wetlands loss threaten a net value of $330 billion to $1.3 trillion in natural system goods and services, according to the first study of the Mississippi River Delta as a capital asset. Even the low end estimate of the… more »

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - Putting a Price on the Priceless

... Southern Louisiana contains 40% of the wetlands found in the lower 48 states. The seafood production from the Gulf of Mexico exceeds that of all the areas of the east coast from Maine to Florida, combined. Louisiana accounts for almost 80% of that G… more »

The Supply Side Effects of Climate Change on Tourism

Abstract: Assuming nothing is done to address greenhouse gas emissions, sea levels across the world are anticipated to rise by between 0.2m and 1m over this century. Higher sea levels can be particularly devastating to small states. It is expected that r… more »