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E) Senior (Aged 11–18) In this last period, before our two subjects will gain complete control of their lifestyle and its associated climate impact, they can already make quite an impact on their GHG emissions. Master Black now routinely leaves his computer, stereo, TV and DVD player on while they are not being used, so clocking up an extra 160 kg of GHG at a cost of £10 each year. He has also got into the habit of turning the home heating up to full blast instead of putting on a jumper. His use of an electric radiator in his room for an extra 2 hours each day during much of the year.
5. Conclusion Economic concerns have been used by some as an excuse for inaction on climate change. Though cost-beneﬁt analyses of global warming have often been dismissed on ethical grounds, it seems that in many situations GHG abatement strategies can in fact be implemented at no net cost. Indeed, May 17, 2007 23:23 WSPC/SPI-B424 From Earthquakes to Global Warming 18 ch01 D. S. Reay the possibility of catastrophic climate change would seem to justify GHG abatement even where signiﬁcant short-term costs are incurred.