THE STERN REVIEW (published in October 2006) has given us most of the tools we need to understand the self-inflicted crisis in our food supply, for it allows us to quantify the economic effects of global warming through the choices we have made about growing, distributing and marketing the food we eat. Sir Nicholas Stern has said that global warming is the biggest market failure we have experienced. He has also said that climate change could shrink the world’s economy by as much as 20%. But he’s also suggested that we can avert future economic meltdown by spending today a relatively small 1% of ...


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