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A seminal book on the greatest global challenge of the 21st century. The breadth and depth of the material covered are daunting, especially to relative neophytes (like me). Still, the learnings are many and valuable in framing the underlying science, economics and policy questions. With each page read, however, an inner voice asks, “13 years later, where are we today” and “how much worse is 2050 going to be given the damage politicians like Trump and Bolsonaro are doing”?For students and casual
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...
One of Cambridge Sustainability's Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world. To find out more, click here.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...
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.
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.
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.