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Combined inequality in wealth and risk leads to disaster in the climate change game

Abstract:

It is generally agreed that the risk of catastrophic climate change can only be reduced if agents cooperate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the 21st Century. Previous economic experiments have suggested that sufficient cooperation can often be achieved providing individuals are adequately and convincingly informed of the consequences of their actions and the stakes involved. However, this previous work, has not allowed for the fact that in the real world agents vary in b...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s10584-013-0856-7

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Burton-Chellew, MN More by this author
Journal:
CLIMATIC CHANGE
Volume:
120
Issue:
4
Pages:
815-830
Publication date:
2013-10-05
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EISSN:
1573-1480
ISSN:
0165-0009
URN:
uuid:5863a1ee-8706-4052-9e90-8ec01fca71fb
Source identifiers:
425550
Local pid:
pubs:425550

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