[MCN] Climate change: Doing something about it will be expensive. Not doing it won't be cheap

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Wed Mar 6 10:08:45 EST 2019

The costs of climate inaction - Nature <https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06827-x>
Sep 25, 2018 ... The costs of climate inaction. A new analysis breaks down the likely social cost of carbon emissions by country and should make unhappy ...
Climate Change in the United States: The Prohibitive Costs of Inaction ... <https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/reduce-emissions/climate-change-united-states-prohibitive-costs-inaction>
If global warming emissions continue to rise unabated, we will see growing costs related to climate change. This fact sheet reports some of the projected ...
The cost of inaction - Economist Intelligence Unit <https://eiuperspectives.economist.com/sites/default/files/The%20cost%20of%20inaction_0.pdf>
is facing the prospect of significant losses from the effects of climate change. ..... The cost of inaction: Recognising the value at risk from climate change is a ...
Inaction on climate change would cost billions, major EPA study finds ... <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/06/22/inaction-on-climate-change-would-cost-billions-in-economic-losses-major-epa-sponsored-study-finds/>
Jun 22, 2015 ... The five-year EPA study says global action on climate change would prevent nearly 70000 premature deaths and more than $100 billion in ...
Infographic: Costs of inaction on climate change in Europe <http://www.caneurope.org/publications/presentations/1645-infographic-costs-of-inaction-on-climate-change-in-europe>
Sep 7, 2018 ... Infographic: Costs of inaction on climate change in Europe ... shows that climate- related extreme weather events already cost Europe dearly.
Climate change: the cost of inaction and the cost of adaptation ... <https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/technical_report_2007_13>
Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.
Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 ... <http://theconversation.com/inaction-on-climate-change-risks-leaving-future-generations-530-trillion-in-debt-81134>
Jul 18, 2017 ... New research calculates the huge cost of 'negative emissions' technologies that will be required to avoid dangerous climate change.
Climate Change -- the Costs of Inaction - Tufts University <http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/rp/Climate-CostsofInaction.pdf>
Oct 11, 2006 ... Climate Change – the Costs of Inaction. Report to Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth ...
Climate change: Consequences of inaction - OCDE - OECD.org <http://www.oecd.org/fr/environnement/climate-change-consequences-of-inaction.htm>
Implementing climate change mitigation measures will help us avoid such huge costs. Mitigation measures sufficient for a 2 degree scenario would only slightly ...
Inaction vs Action - Skeptical Science <https://skepticalscience.com/graphics.php?g=11>
(2005) studies, we find that the total cost of climate action (cost plus damages) by 2100 is approximately $12 trillion, while the cost of inaction (just damages) is ...


“Full of recent references and statistics, Harvesting the Biosphere adds to the growing chorus of warnings about the current trajectory of human activity on a finite planet, of which climate change is only one dimension. 

“One can quibble with some assumptions or tweak Smil’s calculations, but the bottom line will not change, only the time it may take humanity to reach a crisis point.”

Stephen Running. “Approaching the Limits” Science 15 March 2013.

Book review. Harvesting the Biosphere: What we have taken from Nature. by Vaclav Smil .  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012. 315 pp. $29, £19.95. ISBN 9780262018562.


“Man …  is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.”

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

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