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The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity

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In 2005, economist Nicholas Stern was commissioned by the British government to direct the largest study ever conducted into the scientific reality of global warming. The Stern Report, which made headlines around the world, is far and away the deepest and most far-reaching exploration into the economic and ethical consequences of this crisis--and, in particular, into the s ...more
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Published April 28th 2009 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published March 1st 2009)
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Review by Bill McKibben of The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity, By Nicholas Stern

Nicholas Stern is a very interesting man. A member of the British House of Lords (Baron Stern of Brentford!), he was chief economist of the World Bank and head of the British government’s economic service. In 2005, the UK leadership asked him to undertake an evaluation of the costs and benefits of dealing with global warming, and the report he produced a year or s
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Rishi Garg
Jul 11, 2012 Rishi Garg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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We've learned a bit about US politics since Mr. Stern published this hopeful book, but it seems as though the economic case has now been made (in addition to the scientific case whcih was made over a decade ago). Mr. Stern identifies many of the detailed complexities that must be ironed out before a global deal can be reached, and perhaps we have a few years of experience with regional cap & trade programs and advanced technologies to begin a renewed effort towards global consensus. Here's h ...more
Srishti Bose
Mar 06, 2017 Srishti Bose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'd like to petition everybody throw this book at any climate change denier. And make sure it hurts when you do.
Ray
Aug 22, 2009 Ray rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I can't make an honest assessment of this book, since I tried, but couldn't finish it. Pretty dry stuff, between the details of the economics and the details of the science. Stern is an economist, and he makes the case the the world would be better off making a (relatively) small investment now rather than a huge investment later. But I found it a very dry read.
Thomas
Didn't get very far into this one. It's tedious and seems to be limited to stuff I've heard before. Dry narration didn't help.
Jan Bos
Jan 27, 2016 Jan Bos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Global Deal was recommended by The Economist and proved an excellent write-up on the urgency of tackling CO2 emissions. Only a pity I read it after Copenhagen.
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Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the UK Government Economic Service, and a former Chief Economist of the World Bank.
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