According to most scientists, climate change is a real, present, and growing threat to life as we know it, requiring a large-scale, immediate response. According to many economists, climate change is a moderately important problem, and the best policy for dealing with it is a slow, gradual start, to avoid spending too much.
“Frank Ackerman provides the ammunition that advocates of strong climate policy need to debunk the conclusion that stabilizing our future climate is 'too expensive'.”- Stephen H. Schneider, Stanford University
“This book is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the major economic debates around the major new long-term challenge of our times - global warming. Frank Ackerman has done us all a great service with this very accessible critical survey of the varied and complicated issues involved.”- Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development
Can We Afford the Future? The Economics of a Warming World, published by Zed Books, 2009.