The reality is that even if we set aside the human and biospheric costs of climate change—the excess deaths from extreme weather and encroaching diseases, the refugee crises, habitat loss, and mass extinctions—the economic cost of allowing temperatures to rise even a couple of degrees above that target is simply staggering. We shouldn’t focus solely on the economics. But if we want to spare future generations, we should turn the “how will you pay for it?” question around on those who aren’t calling for an Apollo mission–size mobilization to fight climate change.
By Joshua Holland. The Nation. September 4, 2019.
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