Does climate change information affect stated risks of pine beetle impacts on forests? An application of the exchangeability method

Simone Cerroni, W. Douglass Shaw

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Abstract

Risks are an essential feature of future climate change impacts. We explore whether knowledge that climate change might be the source of increasing pine beetle impacts on public or private forests affects stated risk estimates of damage, elicited using the exchangeability method. We find that across subjects the difference between public and private forest status does not influence stated risks, but the group told that global warming is the cause of pine beetle damage has significantly higher risk perceptions than the group not given this information.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-84
JournalForest Policy and Economics
Early online date02 May 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • exchangeability
  • pine beetle
  • pine forests
  • stated risks

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