Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Books

Valuing Environmental Benefits: The Selected Essays of Maureen Cropper

A principal economist with the World Bank, Cropper (economics, U. of Maryland) focuses on health benefits, but also analyzes the benefits implicitly attached to human health and ecosystems by environmental regulations. The 17 articles, reproduced from their original publication between 1980 and 1996, encompass such topics valuing future risks to life, the social costs of chronic heart and lung disease, inter-city wage differentials and the value of air quality, the choice of functional form for...

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Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Climate Variability

It is more than 30 years since the publication of Jacob Bjerknes' groundbreaking ideas made clear the importance of ocean-atmosphere interaction in the tropics. It is now more than 20 years since the arrival of a massive El Niño in the fall of 1982 set off a cascade of observational and theoretical studies. During the following decades, the climate research community has made exceptional progress in refining our capacity to observe earth's climate and theorize about it, including new...

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