For Stern, the heart of his values lies in the importance of family. “I’m 68 and I am thinking what will my granddaughter Rosa be like when she’s 68? We’re talking about towards the end of this century and what we do now will determine whether the next 100 years is the best of centuries or the worst of centuries."
"I have come to believe that climate change is the existential issue of our age. I don’t believe we have a focus or action in relation to it that is remotely commensurate with the risk that we face. I believe that if we don’t address climate change, the effects will not only be severe but...catastrophic."