Climate Impact Lab
The Climate Impact Lab consists of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Rhodium Group, and Rutgers University. The Lab seeks to quantify past and future climate impacts using historical climate and socioeconomic data to better understand the relationship between climate and society.
The Climate Impact Lab’s team of economists, climate scientists, data engineers, and risk analysts are quantifying global climate change impacts using an evidence based approach - on a sector-by-sector, community-by-community basis. The Lab also plans to produce the first empirically-derived estimate of the Social Cost of Carbon (the cost to society from each ton of carbon dioxide emitted), to serve as the basis for energy and climate policies.
In order to assess climate-driven economic impacts, the Lab is analyzing “millions of historical observations culled from a surge in recent academic research to understand and quantify the relationship between a changing climate and social welfare” across six categories: mortality, labor productivity, agriculture, conflict, infrastructure, and energy demand.
Published research from the Climate Impact Lab is available on their website under the related topics of:
- Climate Science
- Social Cost of Carbon