Important Environmental Reports
These reports document climate change issues and other important environmental
Nature loss 'dwarfs bank crisis' (a new report suggets the depletion of forests is costing us more than the current financial crisis)
Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education
Impact Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (pdf) 4/6/2007
(NY Times overiew article)
IPCC Climate Change 2007: The Physical Sciance Basis 2/2/2007
"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. It is currently finalizing its Fourth Assessment Report "Climate Change 2007". The reports by the three Working Groups provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the current state of knowledge on climate change. The Synthesis Report integrates the information around six topic areas" -http://www.ipcc.ch/
The Stern Report 10/30/2006
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is a report on the effect of climate change and global warming on the world economy compiled by economist Sir Nicholas Stern for the government of the United Kingdom. Released on October 30, 2006, and containing over 700 pages, the Stern Review is one of the first major government-sponsored reports on global warming conducted by an economist and not an atmospheric scientist.
Its main conclusions are that one percent of global GDP is required to be invested in order to mitigate the effects of climate change, and that failure to do so could risk a recession worth up to twenty percent of global GDP.
Stern’s reportsuggests that climate change threatens to be the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen, and it provides prescriptions including environmental taxes to minimize the economic and social disruptions. He stated that "our actions over the coming few decades could create risks of major disruption to economic and social activity, later in this century and in the next, on a scale similar to those associated with the great wars and the economic depression of the first half of the 20th century." -Wikipedia
IPCC Climate Change 2001, the Third Assessment Report
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess the "risk of human-induced climate change". The Panel is open to all members of the WMO and UNEP.
IPCC reports are widely cited in almost any debate related to climate change. National and international responses to climate change generally regard the UN climate panel as authoritative. -Wikipedia
Pew Center Reports on Global Climate Change