This book provides a snapshot on economic thinking about global change and provides a starting point for researchers for evaluating the economics of global change in the context of agriculture, forestry, and resource issues. It attempts to rectify the scarcity of economic analysis in global change.
Part One: Overviews 1. The Science of Global Change: An Illustrated Overview 2. Comprehensive and Market-Based Approaches to Global-Change Policy Part Two: Broader Perspectives 3. Sustainability and Intergenerational Environmental Rights: Implications for Benefit-Cost Analysis 4. Agriculture in a Comprehensive Trace-Gas Strategy 5. Climate-Change Damage and the Trace-Gas-Index Issue Part Three: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Global Change 6. Agronomic and Economic Impacts of Gradual Global Warming: A Preliminary Analysis of Midwestern Crop Farming 7. A Sensitivity Analysis of the Implications of Climate Change for World Agriculture 8. Government Farm Programs and Climate Change: A First Look 9. Modeling Western Irrigated Agriculture and Water Policy: Climate-Change Considerations 10. Methodology for Assessing Regional Economic Impacts of and Responses to Climate Change: The MINK Study 11. Imbedding Dynamic Responses with Imperfect Information into Static Portraits of the Regional Impact of Climate Change 12. Biological Emissions and North-South Politics Part Four: Forestry and Global Change 13. Global Change and Forest Resources: Modeling Multiple Forest Resources and Human Interactions 14. Climate Change and Forestry in the U.S. Midwest 15. The Role of Agriculture in Climate Change: A Preliminary Evaluation of Emission-Control Strategies 16. Policy and Research Implications of Recent Carbon-Sequestering Analysis Part Five: International Perspectives of Global Change 17. The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect and Australian Agriculture 18. Global Warming and Mexican Agriculture: Some Preliminary Results 19. The Impact of Expected Climate Changes on Crop Yields: Estimates for Europe, the USSR, and North America Based on Paleoanalogue Scenarios 20. Perspectives on Potential Agricultural and Resource Effects of Climate Change in Japan Part Six: Review Chapters 21. Global Climate Change: Effects on Agriculture 22. Evaluating Socioeconomic Assessments of the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture 23. Implications of Global-Change Uncertainties: Agricultural and Natural Resource Policies Part Seven: Data and Research Priorities 24. Data Centers and Data Needs: Summary of a Panel Discussion 25. Setting Priorities for Global-Change Research in Agriculture 26. Research Priorities Related to the Economics of Global Warming