This was just too good not to share:
"We wouldn’t get on a plane if there was a 5% chance of the plane crashing, but we’re treating the climate with that same level of risk in a very offhand, complacent way."
“Investors currently face a stark choice. Either they will experience impairments to their holdings in fossil-fuel companies should robust regulatory action on climate change take place, or they will face substantial losses across the entire portfolio of manageable assets should little mitigation of climate risk be forthcoming."
Mr Gardner is the editor of a report from The Economist entitled The Cost of Inaction - Recognizing the value at risk from climate change
Great fun for all. (Even if we spend all the time talking about something else.)