Discussion of Climate Change: Sir Nicholas Stern

Sir Nicholas Stern, former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank, issued his 700-page report for the British government in October of 2006. The widely-discussed report outlines the effects of climate change on the world economy, in addition to recommending early action and suggesting guidelines for global policy.

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