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JP’s w4 slides [pdf] – Science

JP’s w5 slides [pdf] – Policy and Business

Additional reading and resources

1. The science of climate change

Economist (2010a), The science of climate change, The Economist,  Mar 18th

Brahic, C (2007), Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth: unscientific?, New Scientist Blog, Oct 12th

Economist (2011c), The heat is on, The Economist, Oct 22nd

NASA (2011), Global climate change,

Karl, T (2011), State of the climate in 2010 and new climate 30-year normals – Capitol Hill briefing [pdf], NOAA, July 12th

Economist (2011a), Beating a retreat, The Economist, Sept 24th

Black, R (2011b), Global warming ‘confirmed’ by independent study, BBC News online, Oct 21st

Sample, I (2011), Global warming study finds no grounds for climate sceptics’ concerns, The Guardian, Oct 20th

Rogers, S and Evans, L (2011), World carbon dioxide emissions data by country: China speeds ahead of the rest, Guardian DataBlog, Jan 31st

Economist (2011b), The cost of trade, The Economist, April 26th

Black, R (2011a),  What price simplicity?, BBC News online, Oct 17th

Davis, SJ et al (2011),  The supply chain of CO2 emissions, PNAS, Oct 17th

IEA (2010), World Energy Outlook 2010 – key graphs [pdf], International Energy Agency [Note: Outlook 2011 to be published Nov 9th]

Economist (2010b), Facing the consequences, The Economist, Nov 25th

Muller, Nicholas Z., Robert Mendelsohn, and William Nordhaus (2011), Environmental Accounting for Pollution in the United States EconomyAmerican Economic Review, 101(5): 1649–75

skepticalscience (2011), True Cost of Coal Power – Muller, Mendelsohn, and Nordhaus,, Oct 7th

Economist (2011d), A tale of three islands, The Economist, Oct 22nd

Harvey, F (2011), Climate change could trap hundreds of millions in disaster areas, report claims, The Guardian, Oct 20th

Goldenburg, S (2011), Starbucks concerned world coffee supply is threatened by climate change, The Guardian, Oct 13th

2. Policy reading

IPCC (2011a) – IPCC website

OneWorld (2011), Climate change and poverty briefing,, August

UNFCC (2011), Kyoto protocol,

Brookes, T and Nuthall, T (2009), What did the Copenhagen climate summit achieve?, BBC News online, Dec 21st

DECC (2010), CANCUN, COPENHAGEN, KYOTO AND RIO, Dept. for Energy and Climate Change

Goldenberg, S (2010), Cancún agreement rescues UN credibility but falls short of saving planet, The Guardian, Dec 12th

Vidal, J (2009), Copenhagen loopholes could mean rise in emissions, report warns, The Guardian, Dec 15th

Vidal, J (2010), Does the Cancún agreement show climate leadership?, The Guardian, Dec 13th

Stern, N (2006), Stern Review: The economics of climate change, HM Treasury

BBC (2006), At-a-glance: The Stern Review, BBC News Online, Oct 30th

Adam, D (2009), Global warming ‘will be worse than expected’ warns Stern, The Guardian, Mar 12th

Krugman, P (2010), Building a green economy, New York Times Magazine, April 7th

World Resources Institute (2011), World Resources Report: Decision-making in a changing climate, WRI with UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, Oct 18th

IPCC (2011b), Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and climate change mitigation (SSEREN), IPCC, May

Vaughn, A and Harvey, F (2011), Solar subsidies to be cut by more than half, The Guardian, Oct 28th

3. Business reading

Porter, M and Kramer, M (2011), Creating Shared ValueHarvard Business Review, Jan-Feb

Worthington, I (2009), Does it pay firms to be green?, Professorial inaugural lecture, in Leicester Business School Research Briefing 2009/10, De Montfort University, pp13-16

Lash, J and Wellington, F (2007), Competitive advantage on a warming planet,  Harvard Business Review, March pp94-102 [EBSCO]

MIT / BCG (2011), Sustainability: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage, MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter

Lubin, D and Esty, D (2010), The sustainability imperative, Harvard Business Review, May pp42-50 [EBSCO]

Nidumolu, R et al (2009), Why sustainability is now the key driver of innovation, Harvard Business Review, Sept. pp 56-64 [EBSCO]

Unruh, G and Ettenson, R (2010), Growing green, Harvard Businesss Review, June pp94-100 [EBSCO]