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  • #61
    What you don't understand is that the 6% or 8% return on investment isn't given. That depends on world growth and events. With a climate catastrophe, the best return is likely to be very very negative (even worse than the Great Depression and for a continuing duration). Even without a catastrophe, there are solid arguments to be made the the post war (1946 to now) years have been highly abnormal and we are returning to normality where 2% should be usual instead of 6% pr 8%.

    JM
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    • #62
      Kid doesn't care how many people die if he can save a few bucks.
      It's almost as if all his overconfident, absolutist assertions were spoonfed to him by a trusted website or subreddit. Sheeple
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      • #63
        Heís still applying cost of capital and inflation on the cost of addressing climate change, but not on the cost of not addressing climate change. Any damage that happens along the way is compounding as well. Itís not like everything is fine and dandy until we hit 2100.

        And the damage continues to accrue and worsen for centuries or millenia (or until thereís nothing left to damage)

        And of course his own source states itís only considering a fraction of the total costs.
        "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner"

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Kidicious View Post
          It's very simple. If we have $90b we can invest that money (private sector is best) and have $100t in 81 years if make 6%.
          Can we take the $100 trillion the US currently has in wealth and have $10 quadrillion in 2100? No, we can't. The output of one worker in 2100 is not equivalent to the output of 100 workers in 2020. That some people who are a small part of the overall economy can get a 6% return on investment until they retire isn't meaningful on the level of an entire society.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Kidicious View Post
            What you guys don't understand is that taxpayers have to pay for this. I was being conservative with 6%. You can make 8% in financial markets. But people aren't just going to not invest in financial markets. They want to do other things like use it for consumption. In that case it's over 8%.
            So what youíre saying is Trumps wall at $10bn + $1bn/y maintenance will cost the US taxpayer $40 trillion by 2150?
            "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner"

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Jon Miller View Post
              What you don't understand is that the 6% or 8% return on investment isn't given. That depends on world growth and events. With a climate catastrophe, the best return is likely to be very very negative (even worse than the Great Depression and for a continuing duration). Even without a catastrophe, there are solid arguments to be made the the post war (1946 to now) years have been highly abnormal and we are returning to normality where 2% should be usual instead of 6% pr 8%.

              JM
              Saying that climate change will cause something like the Great Depression is fear mongering. The Great Depression was an economic collapse. What we are talking about is reduced resources. That's the exact opposite of what happened during the Great Depression. Then we had a glut of resources.

              We don't know what economic growth will be in the future. You are only speculating. We only know what we can get today. And we can typically get 8%. And for those that have to pay for this that don't invest in stocks it will cost whatever they would consume which is MORE valuable than stocks.
              I drank beer. I like beer. I still like beer. ... Do you like beer Senator?
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              • #67
                Originally posted by Kidicious View Post

                That has nothing to do with the value of money. Notice that I only said that labor is more valuable in the future (not the same as money). If you work today you can avoid expenses in the future. So the sooner you get your work done the more valuable your output will be.
                So the sooner we fix the climate the cheaper it will be to do so. Thanks for admitting that.
                "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner"

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Aeson View Post
                  Heís still applying cost of capital and inflation on the cost of addressing climate change, but not on the cost of not addressing climate change. Any damage that happens along the way is compounding as well. Itís not like everything is fine and dandy until we hit 2100.

                  And the damage continues to accrue and worsen for centuries or millenia (or until thereís nothing left to damage)

                  And of course his own source states itís only considering a fraction of the total costs.
                  Then why did you start talking about 2100? That's ridiculous. So many things are going to happen before then. Talk to me about 10 years or less.
                  I drank beer. I like beer. I still like beer. ... Do you like beer Senator?
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by giblets View Post

                    Can we take the $100 trillion the US currently has in wealth and have $10 quadrillion in 2100? No, we can't. The output of one worker in 2100 is not equivalent to the output of 100 workers in 2020. That some people who are a small part of the overall economy can get a 6% return on investment until they retire isn't meaningful on the level of an entire society.
                    That's not the proper way to look at it. We need to look at it on an individual level because that's where the decision is made. We don't live under monarchy. We have to decide collectively what is best for us individually and what is best for our families. This is what decides elections and policies.
                    I drank beer. I like beer. I still like beer. ... Do you like beer Senator?
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Kidicious View Post

                      Then why did you start talking about 2100? That's ridiculous. So many things are going to happen before then. Talk to me about 10 years or less.
                      You posted the link that put the cost of (a fraction of) climate change damages BY 2100 YOU MORON. I simply addressed your argument.
                      "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner"

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Aeson View Post

                        So what youíre saying is Trumps wall at $10bn + $1bn/y maintenance will cost the US taxpayer $40 trillion by 2150?
                        That's still $10b today
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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Kidicious View Post

                          And for those that have to pay for this that don't invest in stocks it will cost whatever they would consume which is MORE valuable than stocks.
                          Consumption is almost never compounding at 8%
                          "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner"

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Aeson View Post

                            Consumption is almost never compounding at 8%
                            Um yes it is. When you don't consume you save. Those savings are compounded. Consumption is a choice. When you chose to consume it's because it's more valuable to you than making compound interest.
                            I drank beer. I like beer. I still like beer. ... Do you like beer Senator?
                            - Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Aeson View Post

                              So the sooner we fix the climate the cheaper it will be to do so. Thanks for admitting that.
                              The climate is never going to be FIXED.
                              I drank beer. I like beer. I still like beer. ... Do you like beer Senator?
                              - Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Aeson View Post

                                You posted the link that put the cost of (a fraction of) climate change damages BY 2100 YOU MORON. I simply addressed your argument.
                                The bottom line conclusion: by the year 2090, impacts on those 22 economic sectors in the U.S. would cost about $224 billion more per year if we follow the RCP8.5 pathway than if we achieve the RCP4.5 pathway.
                                I drank beer. I like beer. I still like beer. ... Do you like beer Senator?
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