Runaway climate change as an investment risk

2012-09-16

in Economics, Psychology, The environment

In a worst-case scenario, climate change could put the survival of the human species into doubt. Along with the tremendous human suffering that would involve, it would also eliminate the value of all investments, including real estate, stocks, bonds, holdings of precious metals, etc.

Perhaps if climate change were understood as a possible 100% loss in the value of all investments, people would be willing to spend more and take more action to reduce its seriousness.

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