Call for papers—Adaptations to Climate Change

The probable failure to regulate carbon emissions, and the possibility of warming even if such regulation does emerge, points to the importance of investigating how we will live with a changing climate. How will we adapt to climate change? How can we mitigate its harmful effects? How can we exploit its beneficial effects? Should we expect mass migrations from tropical to subtropical areas as warming continues? How does the ability to adapt to climate change vary with latitude and wealth? Where should we expect future humanitarian crises to arise? Can we formulate policies that improve outcomes associated with a warmer world?

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) proposes to conduct a Lone Mountain Forum in 2011 investigating adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

The conference will take place in Bozeman Montana, during the first week of August. The tentative schedule calls for an opening reception on the evening of Sunday, July 31, followed by two days of papers, and concluding with a dinner on Tuesday, August 2. PERC is able to provide a travel stipend and an honorarium for all presenters. Travel stipends for a small number of observers may also be provided.

Scientific committee:
Daniel K. Benjamin, Clemson University and PERC
Matthew Turner, University of Toronto
Matthew Kahn, UCLA

Submit proposed papers to Genevieve Kulaski no later than Friday, February 25, 2011.

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