Future of the Environment

Why are economists letting down the world on climate change?

'Economic forces have largely created the carbon dioxide problem, yet currently our discipline is hardly visible.' Image: REUTERS/Henry Romero - RC168D19E1F0

Andrew J. Oswald

Lord Nicholas Stern

Chair, The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

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Global mean surface temperature from 1880 to 2018, relative to the 1951–1980 mean. The black line is the global annual mean, and the red line is the five-year local regression line.
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These are chosen as ‘general’ economics journals. Total articles by these journals (all topics) = 77,000 approx.
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