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The IPCC Emission Scenarios: An Economic-Statistical Critique

Castles, Ian; Henderson, David


This set of papers chiefly presents a critique of the IPCC's Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES), which claims to "provide the basis for future assessments of climate change and possible response strategies". The 40 scenarios are technically unsound in that, contrary to accepted international practice, they convert national GDP data to a common measure using market exchange rates. Because of this procedure and built-in assumptions about the extent to which the gap between rich and poor...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Energy and Environment


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