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Best cost estimate of greenhouse gases

In March, President Trump's Executive Order 13783 disbanded the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (IWG) ([ 1 ][1]). IWG developed estimates for federal agencies to use in cost-benefit analyses of climate policies. IWG's most recent central estimate was $50 in global

Authors:   R. Revesz; M. Greenstone; M. Hanemann; M. Livermore; T. Sterner; D. Grab; P. Howard; J. Schwartz
Journal:   Science
Volume:   357
edition:   6352
Year:   2017
Pages:   655
DOI:   10.1126/science.aao4322
Publication date:   18-Aug-2017
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