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Cost of climate plan hangs in a balance

Bill BarkerMay 22, 2019

Some have asked about the cost of a climate plan for San Antonio. This is a reasonable question, but it can only be answered if the cost of not having a climate plan is known.

Is the cost of surgical procedure too high? It depends on what would happen to the patient if she or he were to forgo the procedure. If the patient were to die without the intervention, how much is the operation worth?

The National Safety Council estimated the average economic cost of a human life to be $1.5 million in 2015. Thus, it makes sense to spend up to $1.5 million in safety improvements if they will save at least one life.

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