Human Adaptation to Climate Change

Lone Mountain Forum

Bozeman, Montana
July 31 - August 2, 2010
Directed by Daniel Benjamin, Matthew Turner, and Matthew Kahn


A PERC Lone Mountain Forum titled “Human Adaptation to Climate Change,” will be held July 31–August 2, 2011, at the PERC office in Bozeman, Montana.
The focus of the Forum will be an investigation of how we will live with a changing climate. How will we adapt to climate change, mitigate its harmful effects, and exploit its beneficial effects? Should we expect mass migrations from tropical to subtropical areas as warming continues? How does the ability to adapt to climate change vary with latitude and wealth? Where should we expect future humanitarian crises to arise? Can we formulate policies that improve outcomes associated with a warmer world?

Media Source: 
The effect of government policy changes on the private sector has been the unifying theme that ties together Daniel K. Benjamin's broad-scale research. He not only examines the outcomes of policy changes, but also the reasons behind the modifications.Taxes, unemployment, risk assessment, and drugs have been the focus of much of Benjamin's research...
Read More > More Articles by Daniel Benjamin >
Matthew Turner is a professor of economics at Brown University.  His research focuses on the economics of land use and transportation. Current projects investigate; the relationship between public transit and the growth of cities, whether 'smart growth' type development actually affects individual driving behavior, and how a federal government...
Read More > More Articles by Matthew Turner >