Research Spotlight

Climate and Society: Beyond General Circulation Models

India recently ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement, becoming the 62nd nation to do so. Global warming and the accompanying climate changes can be a serious threat to the GDP of a country. Professor Ashwini Chhatre and his co-authors, in their article on Impact of Climatic Conditions on GDP, uncover the economically relevant outcomes that climatic factors affect - agricultural output, economic growth, health etc. A careful understanding of such effects is essential to the effective design of contemporary economic policies. Moreover, with global temperatures expected to rise substantially over the next century, understanding these relationships seem increasingly important. Read more