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Webinar: The Social Cost of Carbon

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Friday, 19 March 2021, 2:00

Friday, March 19, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: The Social Cost of Carbon. Tamma Carleton, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sponsored by Climate Change AI. More information here.

Tackling climate change is costly, but letting greenhouse gas emissions grow unchecked is even more expensive. The Social Cost of Carbon, or “SCC”, allows us to assess this tradeoff by measuring the monetized damages associated with the release of one ton of CO2. The SCC plays a central role in determining the nature and stringency of climate policy both in the US and abroad, but existing estimates rely on extremely outdated scientific evidence. In this webinar, we will discuss what is needed to bring the SCC back to the scientific frontier, focusing on the importance of big data and data science tools in a modern SCC framework.

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