Waiting RAISES Costs
Dealing with Climate Change could soon cost $100 Billion per year - and grow from there.
Crop erosion is already happening. Early melt in the spring is creating summer drought, which affects farmers. For example farmers in Idaho are suffering - yet our politicians are not helping them and not creating any kind of long-term plan.
What They Are Not Telling You
Good Management is to Act Now
If we start taking steps now, to reduce Global Warming, we will save considerable money in the long term. It is no different than doing basic maintenance on your house, or taking care of your own health. The cost of fixing it later is always more - and might not even be possible, if you wait too long. One estimate for the cost of Climate Change, if we hit the worst case scenarios, is over $80 Trillion. That is a lot of money.
If we reduce carbon emissions right now, we can still avoid much of the future damage.
The UN recently said that combing the cost of rising sea levels, crop problems, higher temps, and water shortages could soon cost us from $70 Billion to $100 Blliion - and that is er year.
Hurricanes in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas have up to $14 Billion in damages each year; up to 30% of that cost can be avoided through better construction codes, and restoring wetlands. But this kind of help is unlikely to happen if Republicans keep ignoring the needs of real Americans.
Taking action now will save us considerable money compared to doing nothing. As Climate Change progresses, the costs will get higher and higher. Many of these costs will be the burden of future generations. They do not have a voice right now; it is our responsibility to leave a world for them that is safe and secure.