The science of climate change remains hotly contested, with substantial disagreements over what impact humanity might have on the earth’s future climate (e.g. McKitrick, forthcoming; Green and Armstrong, 2007; Lindzen, 2005; Houghton, 2005).
Nevertheless, there is considerable pressure on politicians to take action. Unfortunately, the organisation set up to advise governments on what action to take, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has shown itself to be heavily biased (Henderson, 2007; Holland, 2007; Peiser, 2007; Tol, 2007; Kasper, This Volume).
This report is an attempt to provide an independent assessment of the implications of climate change for humanity and the policy options that might be adopted.
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