Nigel Arnell

Nigel Arnell is a Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton, and the deputy leader of the adaptation research theme within the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He researches into the implications of climate change for hydrology and water resources, and has been a lead author in the second, third and fourth assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was involved in the Defra Fast Track research which explored the global-scale implications of climate change.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Response to ‘The Stern Review: A Dual Critique’

This article is a response to the articles in the previous issue of World Economics by Carter et al. and Byatt et al., which criticized the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change’s assessment of the potential impacts of climate change. The authors demonstrate that the Stern Review does not underestimate the extent of uncertainty, and does not introduce bias by ignoring the effects of adaptation. The assessment does represent the effects of different socioeconomic futures on impact, and does explain the key sources of uncertainty. The indicators of impact used in the assessment either take adaptation into account (food security, coastal flooding) or represent exposure to impact, and hence indicate a demand for adaptation if impacts are to be avoided.

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