Applied Aviation Sciences
It has been said that those who are denying climate change are like the ostrich that sticks her head in the sand, but is this analogy entirely accurate? By hiding from the threat, does the ostrich make the threat go away, mitigate it, or make it greater? Probably, she does not. However, denying the existence of climate change does exacerbate the problem and exponentially so. As the renowned British economist Nicholas Stern reports, the longer world leaders wait to take serious action to curtail climate change, the more it will cost. As the Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Stern also served as chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) at Leeds University and the London School of Economics. Stern’s 700-page report, on the Economics of Climate Change explains the effects that climate change will have on the global economy. Stern calculated that by investing just 1% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) annually on climate change mitigation and solutions, the world can avoid the higher costs of inaction that will follow inevitably.
Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting
Scholarly Commons Citation
Snow R, Snow M (2015) The Damaging Effects of Climate Change Denial. J Climatol Weather Forecasting 3: e110. doi:10.4172/2332-2594.1000e110