Runaway climate change as an investment risk

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.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

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