If civilization’s value could be summed up in Trillions of dollars, how many would it be?
Is $60 Trillion everything we know? Let’s assume it’s $100 Trillion for fun. If $60T damage is inflicted on everything which is $100T, can the remaining $40T of production recover? How long would it take for Canada’s GDP to recover?
Think about it another way. If a tiny five kilometer wide asteroid were to hit Earth as they sometimes do, that would cause at least $100T worth of damage to the world economy*. Is it really worth measuring civilization-destroying events in dollars? Who is really more motivated to save the world when they hear it will collectively cost Trillions of dollars if we fail to save it? Conservatives really feel this way? Do Liberals?
*(It would also end civilization as we know it. Game Over.)