The Climate Change Plan that costs roughly $800B / year over the next 20 years is roughly twice the cost of our attempts to colonize Iraq / Afghanistan to solve our energy crisis this past 20 years. What have we got to show for that $4T to $6T? World devastation, millions dead, a planet on the verge of destruction, and still we have an energy crisis. That investment was clearly unsustainable, with a zero return on such an investment, unless you’re into insurance for PTSD victims, or you are Dick Cheney.
$16T doesn’t sound so bad if we can save the planet, increase jobs, instill an awareness of our environment, and actually have hope and care about our future. I like the way that Bernie state’s ‘that’s right, $16T.’ We never saw such boldness from PNAC those architects of the Iraq and Afghan wars, who said. ‘It won’t cost us a thing. We’ll make money.’ Which was true only if you are Dick Cheney.
Also note that the costs for Hurricane Katrina recovery was roughly $250B. We are expecting to see many more of these types of devastations over the coming years. If we assume average 1/yr, over 20 years, that’s $5T. A number that will only grow over time, if we do not enact a plan of action to mitigate climate change.
“Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”