Saving the planet cheaper than you think

Critics say limiting carbon emissions could cost trillions. But a new study suggests the costs are much lower.

Opponents of climate change have said that the effort could reduce the U.S. gross domestic product by $1 trillion, cost 3.4 million jobs, and result in price hikes of trillions of dollars for American consumers. But a new study from McKinsey & Co. puts the price tag way below earlier predictions and indicates that 40 percent of the reductions may bring actual savings to the economy, not costs.

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