THE STERN REVIEW: UK Economist Warns Inaction on Climate Change Suicidal
Leading British economist Sir Nicholas Stern was asked by UK Chancellor Gordon Brown in July, 2005, to review the economic impact of climate change. Stern delivered his 700-page review last October. Its core message is inescapable: Global warming is happening and we are in a race against time to avert climate catastrophe.
Economists are not generally associated with emotive language, which is what makes the Stern Review at first seem so striking. Sir Nicholas Stern is one of the world's leading economists-a former chief economist with the World Bank and now chief economic advisor at the UK Treasury-and is steeped in the market language and form of his profession. So when his …
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Publication information: Article title: THE STERN REVIEW: UK Economist Warns Inaction on Climate Change Suicidal. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: CCPA Monitor. Volume: 13. Issue: 9 Publication date: March 2007. Page number: 33+. © Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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