How much planet-saving does $600 billion buy?
New Zealand produces about 35,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Earlier in the year the sum of $15/tonne of CO2 produced was mooted by Climate Change Minister David Parker.
Run these figures through Junk Science's Real Carbon Footprint Calculator and we get ... flashing lights, the whir of high-powered machinery and this result:
Congratulations! You have just saved the planet warming by
at a cost of just
$595,403,130,086.39 per °C!
Now, what else do you think could be done with that money? [Go here for the working. Go here to try the calculation for yourself.]
And if you have a better calculation or a better calculator, then do let me know in the comments.
LINKS: The Real Carbon Footprint Calculator - Junk Science
Millenium development goal indicators (New Zealand) - United Nations Statistics Division
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