The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World

The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World

by William D Nordhaus. Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved -- and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.