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Arctic Warming Could Cost the World $60 Trillion


Environment  (tags: climate-change, CO2emissions, methane release, economic costs of climate change, social costs of climate change, environment, ecosystems, globalwarming, protection, oceans, nature, humans, world, destruction, green )

Cal
- 483 days ago - motherjones.com
Methane released by thawing permafrost could trigger catastrophic climate change and devastate the global economy.



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David C. (25)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:59 am
> .. $60 Trillion
small change.
The impending environmental Holocaust will cost homo dodo just about everything it has ever achieved
 

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:15 am
I has already cost us and I and probably more than mentioned above.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:20 am

I find this article to be fairly accurate and I think the predictions could be even more costly. Droughts, flooding, storms will cause massive problems for the whole globe. Though it figures that some are only interested in the potential harvest of more fossil fuels.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:56 am
well we cant go any more broke than broke now
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:24 am
As I've mentioned the tax-payers are footing the bill - let's go by "party" - charge those who are responsible - and give a break to those who have been crying out against the global warmers!
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:27 am
These costs are just more "subsidizing" corporations responsible - besides these same corporations are probably already designing lake-front spas and hotels right there in the arctic.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:29 am
It's so much more than money!

It will ''cost'' us the world as we know it.

 

Sara V. (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:24 pm
News flash - Earth is not unchanging. Paris was once rainforest, the Sahara was ocean. Such "damage" as melting ice or released gases has been occurring all through the earth's history and continues today. One volcanic eruption can release more tons of CO2 (which plants love, by the way) than any human scale events we are troubling ourselves with. Sure, monitor the changes if you like. However, we must adjust to new realities as they arrive just like humans always have. It's nature's way.
 

S J. (117)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted, thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:01 pm
I think there's truth in every post here, including "Sara" and Davids.

Where I live on one of the deepest alpine lakes in the world, at the bottom, there are trees, a virtual forest of them, at several thousand feet deep.

I know we are adding to global warming, but, are we the ONLY cause?

Thanks for the info Cal.

~L.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:51 pm
noted, Thanks Cat.
 

Brian M. (202)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:53 pm
Famine, pestilence, resource wars: few will think economic issues of much import when the consequences of climate change get bad enough. Most species that face mass extinction don't have the capacity to see it coming...apparently, our species is no better.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:49 pm
The rate at which we've accelerated this thoughtless messup of the world, no amount of money will be able to fix. We are on a downward spiral to self extinction,all at our uncaring, selfish & greedy doings. Just feel very sorry for all the animals who we are supposed to be looking out for.
 

Nimue Pendragon (270)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:54 pm
noted
 

Inge Bjorkman (144)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:30 am
money, money, money.

Love
 

Maria S. (95)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:08 am
Sadly noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Frances Darcy (223)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:53 am
sadly noted
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:40 am
Thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:07 pm
I've been watching a lot of Doctor Who lately, and reading this article almost makes me feel like I'm trapped inside one of those episodes....except it's not aliens slowly exploiting and destroying Mother Earth, it's greedy, cold-blooded humans plotting to get their hands on bundles of money. Mortifying!
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:19 pm
Noted with sadness and anger. Thank you.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Friday August 2, 2013, 8:07 pm
Noted.
 
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