In their comments, Harvey , Oeschger et al. , and Bolin  raise the intertwined issues of greenhouse economics and policy, particularly the economic and environmental costs of a 10‐year delay in action and the need for the natural and socioeconomic sciences to define future scenarios. In the following I address these concerns by summarizing recent research conducted on greenhouse economics and policy by Peck and Teisberg [1992a, b], W.D. Nordhaus (Rolling the “DICE”: An optimal transition path for controlling greenhouse gases, submitted to the Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992; hereinafter, referred to as Nordhaus, 1992), and Hammitt, Lempert, and Schlesinger , followed by conclusions and recommendations.
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