LESSONS FOR TEMPERATURE LIMITS FROM THE US DEBT CEILING DEBATES

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S. Niggol Seo, PhD, is Senior Fellow in Research, Economics of Climate Change, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, The University of Sydney (niggol.seo@sydney.edu.au)

Abstract

There are similarities between the approaches being discussed to deal with climate change at the international level and the US constitutional debt limits. The problems that have been found in administering the latter bode ill for the former.

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