James Stock
HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and member of the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. Research areas are empirical macroeconomics, monetary policy, econometric methods, and energy and environmental policy.

Global Temperature and Human Activity

April 20, 2019

The Issue:

There is compelling evidence that the earth has gotten warmer. Analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) indicates an increase of average temperatures of 0.8 degree Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1880, with two-thirds of this warming occurring since 1975. Moreover,

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