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

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Based on the largest and deepest study of global warming ever conducted, The Global Deal offers a concise, accessible exploration into the climate crisis and its possible solutions, as proposed by one of todays greatest economists.
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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
Aug 07, 2014 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
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.
Denise
This book is really for someone who is in a position to make changes in companies or politics. It's good information about climate change but I'm not the right audience for making these massive changes.
Ray
Aug 27, 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.
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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.
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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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