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Climate Change»The Economic Cost of Inaction

»Friday, June 5,2009

Available online in both short and long version downloadble pdf's the Stern Report highlights the economic realities of emission controlsThe Stern Report is now available in PDF format online. Insightful, and realistic, it is a summary of the economic, social and climatic impact of global warming.

Not only does it summarise the impact that would be expected in the UK, but also the international community as a whole.

Stating "The investment that takes place in the next 10-20 years will have a profound effect on the climate in the second half of this century and in the next. Our actions now and over the coming decades could create risks of major disruption to economic and social activity, on a scale similar to those associated with the great wars and the economic depression of the first half of the 20th century. And it will be difficult or impossible to reverse these changes.The investment that takes place in the next 10-20 years will have a profound effect on the climate in the second half of this century and in the next. Our actions now and over the coming decades could create risks of major disruption to economic and social activity, on a scale similar to those associated with the great wars and the economic depression of the first half of the 20th century. And it will be difficult or
impossible to reverse these changes."

The report certainly doesn't pull any punches, and is refreshing to see a goverment commisioned study come back with some open findings, and realstic emmissions targets that could be hit by all.

For many, the report has confirmed their worst fears of doom and gloom, with one industry insider quoted as saying, "We may be able to meet emmision cuts with a 1% cut in GDP, but unfortunatly there is a small percentage who have a big say in that 1%, and they are the shareholders and excutives of some large organisations."

So our advice...? Again it's time to vote with our wallets, stick with companies that do have ethical or corporate reponsiblity policies, and let's all cross our fingers.

View downloadable versions of the stern report.
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