Economic costs of ocean acidification: a look into the impacts on global shellfish production

by Daiju Narita, Katrin Rehdanz, and Richard S. J. Tol

Climatic Change

in press, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0383-3

ABSTRACT:  Ocean acidification is increasingly recognized as a major global problem. Yet economic assessments of its effects are currently almost absent. Unlike most other marine organisms, mollusks, which have significant commercial value worldwide, have relatively solid scientific evidence of biological impact of acidification and allow us to make such an economic evaluation. [more]