[lit-ideas] Before The Flood

  • From: "Simon Ward" <sedward@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:06:54 -0000

A report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern suggests that global warming could 
shrink the global economy by 20%, but taking action now would cost just 1% of 
global gross domestic product.


Review summary:


The report warns that if no action is taken: 

  a.. Floods from rising sea levels could displace up to 100 million people 

  b.. Melting glaciers could cause water shortages for 1 in 6 of the world's 

  c.. Wildlife will be harmed; at worst up to 40% of species could become 

  d.. Droughts may create tens or even hundreds of millions of "climate 
Still not convinced...

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