* Further substantial climate change is unavoidable and the risks to the natural world, the economy and our everyday lives are immense. The way we live in the next thirty years - how we invest, use energy, organise transport and treat forests - will determine whether these risks become realities.* Although poor countries - the least responsible for climate change - will be* Further substantial climate change is unavoidable and the risks to the natural world, the economy and our everyday lives are immense. The way we live in the next thirty years - how we invest, use energy, organise transport and treat forests - will determine whether these risks become realities.* Although poor countries - the least responsible for climate change - will be hit earliest and hardest, all countries must adapt to the effects: hurricanes and storms strike New Orleans and Mumbai; flooding causes devastation in England and Mozambique; droughts occur in Australia and Darfur; and sea level rise will affect Florida and Bangladesh.* Lord Stern, author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and former Chief Economist at the World Bank, is the world's leading authority on what we can do in the face of such unprecedented threat. Action on climate change will require the greatest possible international collaboration, but if successful will ensure not just our future, but our future prosperity.* Focusing on the economic management of investment and growth from the perspective of both adaptation and mitigation, Stern confronts the most urgent questions facing us now: what is the problem? What are the dangers? What can be done to reduce emissions, at what cost? How can the world adapt? And what does all this mean for corporations, governments and individuals?* A Blueprint for a Safer Planet provides authoritative, inspirational, and hopeful, answers....
|Title||:||A Blueprint for a Safer Planet: How to Manage Climate Change and Create a New Era of Progress and Prosperity|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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A Blueprint for a Safer Planet: How to Manage Climate Change and Create a New Era of Progress and Prosperity Reviews
The density of the mathematics and economics make this book quite hard to properly engage with, as I can make few proper judgements as to what extent I agree with his proposals. (That's more of a criticism of me than the book though!). My gut tells me that he's being too optimistic and soft, but my head can't confirm either way. (Although, written Pre-Copenhagen, we do know, at least, how short we've come up against Stern's recommendations in this book)
Nicholas Stern did a great job at providing the background around climate change and what we can do to prevent it. Most of the ideas within the book, however, were not news to me and it was perhaps for this reason that I found it a little bit of a drag. Had this book been one of the first I'd ever picked up on climate change, however, it would have been incredibly informative.
I appreciated reading this knowing the COP15 meetings will be taking place in Copenhagen this December. It is very relevant to what that meeting will address and offers solutions to climate change.
mmm... I am not sure this book says something new....