GDP of the world economy: US$60 trillionNot bad, huh? Obviously, no government or entity will be sending out bills for $10 to every person on the planet, but that figure serves the very useful purpose of countering arguments that claim climate change mitigation would wreck developed economies. Given the economic damage that could occur from rising sea levels, more severe weather events, and crop failures, this seems like a genuine bargain. We're almost certain you have thoughts on this... ::DeSmogBlog
.12% of $60 trillion: $70 billion
Total population of the earth: 6.5 billion
Cost per person to significantly reduce heat-trapping gas worldwide: $10 a year
Cost of saving the planet from droughts, famine, mass flooding, species extinction and rising sea levels: priceless. ...
Here's the math: $60 trillion/.0012/6.5 billion = 10 (rounded figures)
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