Passing our children and grandchildren a bill for $75 trillion that we should have paid

 
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14 June 2019 10:20
 

Can you imagine what a gallon of gas for our gas guzzlers, and a ton of coal for our generators would cost if we were paying the bill for climate change instead of letting our children and grandchildren pick up the tab?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/arctic-climate-change-feedback-loops-cost-trillions/

SCIENTISTS HAVE LONG warned that climate change is likely to bring expensive impacts, from rising seas to stronger storms. And a new study comes with a hefty price tag.

A warming Arctic is shifting from white to dark as sea ice melts and land-covered snow retreats, and that means it can absorb even more of the sun’s heat. Plus, the Arctic’s vast permafrost area is thawing, releasing more heat-trapping carbon and methane. These climate-change-driven feedbacks in the Arctic are accelerating warming even faster and may add nearly $70 trillion to the overall costs of climate change—even if the world meets the Paris Agreement climate targets, a new study says.

 
 
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15 June 2019 08:46
 

But so far the unbelievably complex predictive simulations have been wrong by several decades, can’t we rest easy?

(argh)