Climate change heterogeneity: a new quantitative approach

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Show simple item record Gadea Rivas, Marta Dolores Gonzalo, Jesús
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía 2022-07-12T15:55:00Z 2022-07-12T15:55:00Z 2022-07-12
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.description.abstract Climate change is a non-uniform phenomenon. This paper proposes a newquantitative methodology to characterize, measure and test the existence ofclimate change heterogeneity. It consists of three steps. First, we introduce anew testable warming typology based on the evolution of the trend of the whole temperature distribution and not only on the average. Second, we define the concepts of warming acceleration and warming amplification in a testable format. And third, we introduce the new testable concept of warming dominance to determine whether region A is suffering a worse warming process than region B. Applying this three-step methodology, we find that Spain and the Globe experience a clear distributional warming process (beyond the standard average) but of different types. In both cases, this process is accelerating over time and asymmetrically amplified. Overall, warming in Spain dominates the Globe in all the quantiles except the lower tail of the global temperature distribution that corresponds to the Artic region. Our climate change heterogeneity results open the door to the need for a non-uniform causal-effect climate analysis that goes beyond the standard causality in mean as well as for a more efficient design of the mitigation-adaptation policies. In particular, the heterogeneity we find suggests that these policies should contain a common global component and a clear local-regional element. Future climate agreements should take the whole temperature distribution into account.
dc.description.sponsorship Finantial support from the Gobierno de Aragon and FEDER funds (grant, LMP71-18), the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, Agencia Española de Investigación (AEI) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF, EU) under grants PID2019-104960GB-IOO, ECO2017-83255-C3-1-P (AEI/ERDF, EU) and ECO2016-81901-REDT, and Bank of Spain (ER grant program) is also gratefully acknowledged.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 22-11
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Climate Change
dc.subject.other Climate Heterogeneity
dc.subject.other Global-Local Warming
dc.subject.other Functional Stochastic Processes
dc.subject.other Distributional Characteristics
dc.subject.other Trends
dc.subject.other Quantiles
dc.subject.other Temperature Distributions
dc.title Climate change heterogeneity: a new quantitative approach
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel C31
dc.subject.jel C32
dc.subject.jel Q54
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PID2019-104960GB-I00
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2017-83255-C3-1-P
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2016-81901-REDT
dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000002013
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (España)
dc.contributor.funder Agencia Estatal de Investigación (España)
dc.contributor.funder Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Economía
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