Predicting the Impact of Climate Change on Mortality in the US and India

Michael Greenston '91

In this lecture Michael Greenstone '91 provides estimates on the impact of climate change on mortality in the U.S. and India. He also presents estimates of the costs of the adaptations that people will undertake to protect themselves against the health risks posed by climate change and finally, he analyzes the implications for climate policy.

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Introduction by Professor Robinson Hollister In the 2008 Bernie Saffran Lecture, Michael Greenstone '91 provides estimates on the impact of climate change on mortality in the US and India. He also presents estimates of the costs of the adaptations that people will undertake to protect themselves against the health risks posed by climate change and finally, he analyzes the implications for climate policy. Michael Greenstone '91 is the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings.