The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is the most comprehensive and well-known report that explains how global warming, if not addressed, can strike a serious blow to the world economy. The 700-page report offers policy prescriptions on how to minimize social and economic disruptions that may arise from unabated climate change. The Stern Review was penned by prominent economist Sir Nicolas Stern, Head of the United Kingdom Government Economic Service and former Chief Economist at the World Bank.