The True Cost of Climate Denial

When President Trump announced his plans to withdraw America from the landmark Paris climate agreement he was faced with condemnation from not only the public but many leading corporate figures such as Elon Musk (founder of Paypal, Tesla and Space X) and Tim Cook (CEO of Apple). This however did not deter him from pulling out.

The Paris agreement was one which many hailed as the worlds best chance to collectively limit the impact of climate change on Earth. In this VICE special we see founder Shane Smith explores the first effects of climate change, how they are already being felt and the projections which are not all that pretty, estimating $40 trillion worth of damage worldwide.

 

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  • Stevenljones1

    Who pays, the 99%, We the 1% make money.

    • Jonathan Walter Iwanski

      The 1% is not on this web site.

  • leslie graham

    One of the main problems is that it is difficult to convince ordinary decent people that there really are some sub-human psychopaths who happen to be fossil fuel billionaires who are quite literally prepared to sacrifice the future of global civilisation and maybe even the human race just to add a few more billions to the billions they already can’t spend. I can understand that it is hard to accept that such evil exists but sadly it does.
    These scum are genuinely genocidal psychopaths and they don’t care.

  • slx5c

    In the 1960’s children made fun of the adults with Greenland, and the children would say, “Look how stupid the adults are calling Greenland Green when in truth it is all white with snow and ice; stupid adults.”

    However, it does appear that the joke is now on those children because Greenland is now Green! EYE 5

  • CatholicFirefighter

    More climate alarmist propaganda from left leaning socialists/communists. First we get fake news reports, now fake weather prognostications. The elitists fly in their private jets, while at the same time hawking “carbon emissions” and so-called “anthropogenic” climate change. Wake up sheeple …

    • leslie graham

      What a ridiculous comment.
      Man made climate change is a proven fact.
      You are either completely ignorant of basic schoolboy level physics or you are deliberately lying.
      Just shut the fuck up and get out of the way.

      • CatholicFirefighter

        It’s clear by your mindless rhetoric and filthy mouth, you’ve been brainwashed by leftist commie/socialist propaganda. Do your research and start learning.

        Here’s a good start. Begin now, and get your act together …

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzYfJP-HWcQ

        • leslie graham

          You are the brainwashed idiot – and I have no duty of respect to you pig-ignorant and lying pieces of shit. Anyone still denying climate change at this late juncture is either a paid shill or fucking unhinged. And don’t insult me with your pathetic thousand times falsified BS vids on Youtube. I have been studying climate science for 17 years and get my information from experts and real time data – not morons and paid hacks.
          If you don’t have the guts to admit that events have long ago proved the last of the deniers utterly wrong at least have the decency to just shut the fuck up and get out of the way of those trying to prevent disaster.
          The laws of physics don’t give a damn about anyone’s politics idiot.

          • Jonathan Walter Iwanski

            This person’s anonymous name tells you he or she believes in fiction.