More detail on that DICE-99 model implications. See these:
Here are their estimates of the present global value of various policies.
Doing nothing 0 (by definition)
Doing the optimal thing 198B$ (B$ = billion dollars)
Waiting 10yr, then do optimal thing 192B$
Limit global emissions to 1990 levels -3000B$
Limit C02 level to x2 pre-industrial -700B$
Limit delta-temp to 2.5C -2500B$
Geoengineering fixes, if easy +4000B$
Their model doesn't include the benefits of resolving
uncertainty about the model, which would favor waiting.
But the model also doesn't include high variance uncertainty,
which via risk-aversion might lean toward limiting change.
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