Adam Sobel and Sol Hsiang have a new paper Potentially Extreme Population Displacement and Concentration in the Tropics Under Non-Extreme Warming in Scientific Reports.
Sol describes the paper on the G-FEED blog here.
The review focuses on how to use empirical evidence from historical climate-conflict relationships to make projections about the future. We present new evidence suggesting that income mitigates the impact of temperature on crime and conflict, implying that future projections may be improved by incorporating income-based adaptation. Check out a more detailed blog post about the publication on the blog G-FEED here.
The Congressional Budget Office used calculations in Hsiang & Jina (2014) and The American Climate Prospectus to inform their recent report on ￼Potential Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States: Implications for the Federal Budget￼. See a summary of the report by Politico here.
Michael Greenstone recently presented new results from the Climate Impact Lab at the National Academy of Sciences. This work (and the talk) follow logically from Sol's talk to the same NAS group back in November. The work Michael presented represented a major team effort that included [amazing] contributions by Tamma Carleton, James Rising, and Megan Landin here at GPL.