Here is the real resistance to climate action. . . follow the money.

People in US and UK face huge financial hit if fossil fuels lose value, study shows

Strong climate action could wipe $756bn from individuals’ pension funds and other investments in rich countries

Individuals in rich countries face huge financial losses if climate action slashes the value of fossil fuel assets, a study shows, despite many oil and gas fields being in other countries.

The researchers estimated that existing oil and gas projects worth $1.4tn (£1.1tn) would lose their value if the world moved decisively to cut carbon emissions and limit global heating to 2C. By tracking many thousands of projects through 1.8m companies to their ultimate owners, the team found most of the losses would be borne by individual people through their pensions, investment funds and share holdings.

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