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Explore the Economic Effects of Global Warming

That unchecked climate change will profoundly affect the world’s economy well into the future is almost universally accepted among researchers. But the world is not a homogeneous economy; likewise, climate change will also affect different parts of the world in different ways. Research from Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor at UChicago’s Kenneth C. Griffin Dept. of Economics, with José-Luis Cruz of Princeton, forecasts changes in welfare over time and space, depicted in the interactive map below.

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Select One of Three Scenarios to Explore Global Warming’s Impact on Welfare through 2400

Then, click on the “play” button under the map to watch changes occur over time. Zoom, click, and drag for a closer look.