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The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review

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There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the Earth's climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is needed in order to underpin an effective global response to this challenge. The Stern Review is an independent, rigourous and comprehensive ...more
Paperback, 692 pages
Published January 4th 2007 by Cambridge University Press
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Jack Worlidge
Where would we be without this book. Technical (I am an economist) but readable by anyone interested - It seems as though this book is the only thing keeping environmental concern in the political agenda - public support is not enough unless economists can present the case for international action. In this book, Stern does comprehensively and with considerations for many issues.

He considers the ethics of climate change, what the ethical implications are of different discount rates used in the c
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The Economics of Climate Change is the report from the Stern Review to the UK Prime Minister and Chancellor, commissioned in July 2006. The brief was to assess: the economic, social and environmental consequences of climate change; the implications for energy demand and emissions of the prospects for economic growth
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Read with the 4th Assessment Report put out last year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the most up-to-date, in-depth overview of the greatest challenge we are having to have had the opportunity to face. Essential reading. If you aren't completely scared out of your wits by the end of it, there will be no room for accommodating you in the world-state we are ever swiftly hurtling into.
Anthony
The definitive guide to a comprehensive economic valuation of climate change's impacts, this study ignited frenzied debate amongst economists worldwide as to how well the assessment was performed and how solid the basic assumptions.
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A comprehensive study of the economics of climate change. Perhaps the most intriguing finding: addressing climate change, if we act quickly and wisely, doesn't have to break the bank.
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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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