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Economic Activity

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The Cline model is interesting even though the author has tried to minimize the impact of change, but in reality, global warming is bringing sudden and catastrophic change. Some changes are abrupt and sudden which give rise to a crisis of Biblical scale. One such case was a Tsunami in 2004, which put a dozen of countries in severe crisis. We can say that the three studies mentioned in table 1 (Estimates of Global Warming) are accurate, or even much lower than the disaster scale. The world has seen the devastating impact of two storms, which were sudden and created unthinkable uncertainty.

In fact, they happened at such a scale that even the US requested for help, despite being the strongest country in the world. The writer approach is innovative in the “ balancing act in climate change policies” section, where instead of looking at harm, he is looking at the positive side, as to how emission can help in creating economic policies to create the balance. He also talks about alternative approaches to cut down emissions. After discussion, all the approaches, the crux of the matter which he mentioned is adopting” cost-effective polices” which according to him can truly help in overcoming the problem.

The benefits have been mentioned in figure 2, however, the table is not that much helpful to understand the approach. The author is very original in the “ modeling of optimal policies” , where he purposes a model “ DICE” , a unique approach to “ calculate the optimal path” .The point raised in “ uncertainties and anxieties” section is right in a way that, normally the environmentalists portray a steady increase in climate, which according to figure 1 will reach the highest point and as a result this approach asks for full hand tie approach, which perhaps is not possible, especially for the developed countries who are highly dependent on energy and power.

What the author in fact proposes is s shift from the traditional approach. The author has instead proposed a balanced approach, which asks for a gradual approach to creating a balance between economics and climatic change.

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