We are an inert but well meaning conglomerate of sideways lobbyists proposing that widespread initiatives be passed in favour of the type of nature, and control over nature; that we are in need of most, the flaky white stuff. Boxes upon truckloads upon stadia, full of magic crystalline goodness.
The Cost of Curtailing Global Warming (miniscule, actually)
The NYT told readers that the investments needed to curtail global warming would cost the world $10 trillion over the years from 2010 to 2030. It would have been helpful to also note that global GDP will be around $1500 trillion over this period, so that the estimated cost of these measures would be equal to approximately 0.7 percent of GDP. This means that they would impose approximately one sixth as much of a burden on the world economy as the defense department budget does on the u.S. economy.
0.7 percent of GDP is a lot of output. Is it a lot of output to sacrifice to the continuation of having a GDP at all 100 years from now? Probably not.