Here we list reports on global warming, energy and related issues. Some of these have links to summaries and critiques here on the Azimuth Project. Later we will write comparisons of these reports and assessments, highlighting areas of agreement and disagreement.
Also see Plans of action. Roughly, ‘reports’ analyze problems while ‘plans of action’ propose solutions.
IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2007:
Working Group I Report, The Physical Science Basis.
Working Group II Report, Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
Working Group III Report, Mitigation of Climate Change.
Assessing an IPCC assessment. An analysis of statements on projected regional impacts in the 2007 report, prepared for the Dutch government.
The Copenhagen Diagnosis, 2009. Summary available here on the Azimuth Project.
National Research Council, Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts over Decades to Millennia, 2010. Summary available here on the Azimuth Project.
Institute for Science, Innovation & Society and LSE Mackinder Programme, The Hartwell Paper: a New Direction for Climate Policy After the Crash of 2009, London, UK, 2010. Summary available here on the Azimuth Project.
K. Anderson and A. Bows, Reframing the climate change challenge in light of post-2000 emission trends, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 366 (2008), 3863–3882. Summary available here on the Azimuth Project.
William D. Nordhaus, A Question of Balance: Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2008.
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. So far very limited summary available here on the Azimuth Project.
McKinsey and Company, Climate Desk.
Aiguo Dai, Drought under global warming: a review, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2010. A terrifying scientific review of drought predictions for the next 20-50 years.
Lawrence H. Goulder and William A. Pizer, The economics of climate change, 2006.
The last one says:
The uncertainties about both the costs and benefits from reduced climate change are vast. In a recent meta-analysis examining 28 studies’ estimated benefits from reduced climate change (Tol 2005), the 90-percent confidence interval for the benefit estimates ranged from -350 per ton of carbon, with a mode of 10 and $212 per ton of carbon for a 10 percent reduction in 2010 (Weyant and Hill 1999).
Arnulf Grubler, Keywan Riahi, Do governments have the right mix in their energy R&D portfolios? Summary available here on the Azimuth Project.
Worldwatch Report edited by Lisa Mastny, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in China: Current Status and Prospects for 2020, ISBN: 978-1-878071-95-8. Summary available here on the Azimuth Project.
IPCC SRREN: Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, IPCC Working Group 3, July 2011. There is a Summary for Policy Makers, Technical Summary, and Full Report. Note that while the report text is now final, the final formatted version will not be available until August 2011.