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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