Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)



Climate change could cause the world’s economy to fall into the worst global recession in recent history, according to a report that will be published next week.

Speaking at a climate change conference in Birmingham, Sir David King, the government’s chief scientific adviser, said that all of Sir Nicholas Stern’s “detailed modelling out to the year 2100 is going to indicate first of all that if we don’t take global action we are going to see a massive downturn in global economies.” He added: “If no action is taken we will be faced with the kind of downturn that has not been seen since the great depression and the two world wars.” Sir David called the review “the most detailed economic analysis that I think has yet been conducted”.

As I already noted in an earlier piece, global warming is not going to go away; and ignoring it only allows it to get worse.

Cited story.


  1. #1 Bob
    October 27, 2006

    The link to the story says “We’re sorry but the page you’ve requested does not exist on our server.”

  2. #2 John
    October 27, 2006

    If you remove the two double-quotation marks at the end of the url, then the link goes through.

  3. #3 GrrlScientist
    October 27, 2006

    okay, try it again. i misplaced a quotation mark in the story link.

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