Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Action on climate change now would benefit future generations, but not us, a moral question

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a detailed report “Benefits of Global Action” with respect to “Climate Change in the United States”, PDF link here
Brad Plummer has a commentary on Vox.  The biggest benefits don’t accrue until at least 2050, when I would be 107, link here.  Sea level rises will occur “no matter what”, and these will affect Florida most of all.  And they will affect lower income and island countries.   Drought will only increase in California.
Real changes in the way real property works and in values, with respect to water rights will occur. On the other hand, technology will tend to improve the prospect of personal mobility with less carbon output all the time.  Eventually, all vehicles could be all electric.  

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