Economist: Energy reserves overvalued by global markets

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- A British economist warns of a so-called carbon bubble, caused by investors betting countries will not meet international targets for cutting emissions.
Economist ups cost of climate change fight

Economist ups cost of climate change fight

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Britain shouldn't let the current strain on public finances delay efforts to fight global warming, a top climate change economist said.

Expert: Meat consumption causing warming

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A British authority on global warming says people will need to give up meat if the world is to be saved from catastrophic climate change.

Climate change

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The path to stopping the effect of climate change leads through a society that consumes much less meat, a British expert said.
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Aussies urged to cut greenhouse gases

CANBERRA, Australia, March 28 (UPI) -- Leading British climate economist Nicholas Stern urged Australia to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60 percent.

Global warming report calls for action

LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A report by the British government concludes global warming could cause coastal flooding, water shortages and leave millions without access to food. The 700-page report, commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown, said the eventual cost of damage caused by c

U.S. analyst knocks global warming report

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. policy analyst says a global warming report by Britain's Nicholas Stern "flies in the face of most studies on the subject."

Report: Immediate action on climate change

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A British report warns that failing to curb global warming will be far more expensive than the steps needed to control it, The Times of London reported.

Economist warns of climate change

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A noted British economist is warning that global warming can erode up to 20 percent of the world's gross domestic product.

Nicholas Herbert Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, Kt, FBA (born 22 April 1946, Hammersmith) is a British economist and academic. He is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Stern is the son of the late Bert Stern and Marion Stern and nephew of Donald Swann—half of the Flanders and Swann partnership. Richard Stern, former Vice-President, World Bank, and Brian E Stern, former Vice-President Xerox Corporation, are his brothers. He was the Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003, and was recently a civil servant and government economic advisor in the United Kingdom. In June 2007, Stern became the first holder of the I. G. Patel Chair at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and head of the newly created India Observatory within the Asia Research Centre. In 2008, he was also appointed Chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, a major new research centre also at LSE.

After attending Latymer Upper School, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and his Doctor of Philosophy in economics at Nuffield College, Oxford. He was a lecturer at University of Oxford from 1970 to 1977, and served as a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick from 1978 to 1987. He taught from 1986 to 1993 at the London School of Economics, becoming the Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics. From 1994 until 1999 he was the Chief Economist and Special Counsellor to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. His research focused on economic development and growth, and he also wrote books on Kenya and the Green Revolution in India. From 1999 until 2000 Stern was Chairman of the consultancy London Economics founded by John Kay.

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