This article says that climate disruption will be VERY EXPENSIVE, and that the cost of bold climate action is far, far less than the cost of not taking bold action. Therefore, investing in bold actions to protect the climate would be a very smart investment financially, let alone the human and environmental reasons for protecting the climate.
There is a strong financial incentive to fight global warming. A new study says the world could save $20 trillion by limiting warming to the more ambitious Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Los Angeles Times wrote an article about this.
This article’s first two paragraphs say this:
Fighting global warming is starting to sound like a lucrative investment. A new study out of Stanford University finds that keeping global warming a half-degree beneath the Paris climate agreement’s 2 degree Celsius target could potentially save more than $20 trillion globally.
The findings, described in the journal Nature, go beyond the environmental and health benefits to highlight the economic rewards for reducing global warming.
Read the Los Angeles Times article at this link: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-global-warming-costs-20180523-story.html?link_id=0&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-memorial-day-edition&email_referrer=email_359600&email_subject=memorial-day-edition