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Welfare impacts of climate change

Climate change can affect well-being in poor economies more than previously shown if its effect on economic growth, and not only on current production, is considered. But this result does not necessarily suggest greater mitigation efforts are required.

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Figure 1: Failed maize crop after severe drought in East Africa.

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Hof, A. Welfare impacts of climate change. Nature Clim Change 5, 99–100 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2506

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