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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Commodifying the atmosphere : pennies from heaven?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THORNES J.E. ; RANDALLS S. ;

Abstract

The atmosphere, and information about the atmosphere, are increasingly being transformed from being considered as part of a global commons to being conceived of as a global commodity to be bought and sold. There are 3 basic types of atmospheric commodity : the material atmosphere itself; the physical properties of the atmosphere; and data or information or predictions about the atmosphere. The global expenditure on national meteorological and climatological services and research has now been surpassed by the value of new economic instruments such as weather derivatives and climate emissions trading. This paper attempts to construct an initial critical framework of analysis drawing from broader literatures on the commodification of nature

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 89, no4 [pp. 273-285]

Bibliographic references : 71 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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