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An Economic Blueprint for Solving Global Warming
Net Cost of Solutions is Low, Quick Government Action Needed
Solving the global warming crisis calls for transforming the energy marketplace. We've got the know-how to achieve this transformation and now, a study by leading consulting firm McKinsey & Company, co-sponsored by NRDC, finds that we can beat global warming at little net cost. Drawing on this study, the NRDC chart below illustrates how U.S. technology and innovation can cool the climate and fuel new economic opportunities -- if the government takes quick, decisive action to make it happen.


NOTES
1. $ per ton of cuts in emissions of C02e (C02 plus other greenhouse gases)
2. Billions of tons C02e per year, in 2050

The scenario above is based on NRDC analysis, including extrapolations from 2030 cost estimates done by McKinsey & Company. More details on NRDC's methodology >

last revised 12/3/2007

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