Noah Scovronick Explores Ethical Issues and Economic Challenges in Climate Policy

This past December, Health Affairs published its first issue to focus exclusively on climate and health. In it, HERCULES-supported junior investigator Dr. Noah Scovronick was first author on an analysis that examines the ethical issues surrounding climate change decision-making. “Deciding which climate policies to enact, and where and when to enact them, requires weighing their costs against the expected benefits,” the authors write. “A key challenge in climate policy is how to value health impacts, which are likely to be large and varied, considering that they will accrue over long time horizons (centuries), will occur throughout the world, and will be distributed unevenly within countries depending in part on socioeconomic status.” READ MORE