The Harsh Economics of Climate Change

Global warming is something that threatens to impact us all both in terms of social issues with the loss of natural marvels like the great barrier reef but also economically. Which isn’t really fair, for the most part most humans aren’t actually contributing that heavily to climate change, you dear viewer sitting behind a computer or a phone screen may be one of the larger contributors just by virtue of being a wealthier more consumptive human, but a vast majority of the worlds population lives very simple lives, and almost ironically these less wealthy world citizens are likely to be the ones most heavily impacted by the potential side effects of climate change.

In this video we will explore the economic impacts of climate change both in terms of its potential consequences and the feasibility of the solutions.

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