Frasi di Nicholas Stern
Data di nascita: 22. Aprile 1946
Lord Nicholas Stern è un economista e accademico inglese, autore del Rapporto Stern sui cambiamenti climatici pubblicato nell'ottobre del 2006.
Stern, come il nobel Pachauri, raccomanda il vegetarianismo quale misura efficace per ridurre l'impatto ambientale dell'industria dei cibi animali e quindi per invertire il corso del mutamento climatico.
Frasi Nicholas Stern
„If we do not cut emissions, we face even more devastating consequences, as unchecked they could raise global average temperature to 4C or more above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. The shift to such a world could cause mass migrations of hundreds of millions of people away from the worst-affected areas. That would lead to conflict and war, not peace and prosperity. … We also underestimated the potential importance of strong feedbacks, such as the thawing of the permafrost to release methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, as well as tipping points beyond which some changes in the climate may become effectively irreversible.“
"Flooding and storms in UK are clear signs of climate change, says Lord Stern. Author of 2006 report says recent weather is part of international pattern and demonstrates urgent need to cut carbon emissions" http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/13/flooding-storms-uk-climate-change-lord-stern?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2, The Guardian (13 February 2014).
„We should remember that the last time global temperature was 5C different from today, the Earth was gripped by an ice age. So the risks are immense and can only be sensibly managed by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which will require a new low-carbon industrial revolution.“
"Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict" http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/13/storms-floods-climate-change-upon-us-lord-stern, The Guardian (14 February 2014).
„Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better. … I think it’s important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating.“
Interview with The Times; as quoted in "Lord Stern: 'People should give up eating meat to halt climate change'" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/6442164/Lord-Stern-People-should-give-up-eating-meat-to-halt-climate-change.html, The Telegraph (27 October 2009).