I am intrigued by the concept here of bringing the cost of not doing right things to present. Why not extend this to the biggest issues world faces?
There are many costs continuously being differed - Climate change, Pollution, Social Security to name a few. The problem is that unborn generations that will suffer to pay these known costs cannot vote now!
It is apparent that children are more concerned about these issues than current politicians. Politicians do not worry about these costs now - they will now be around to face it.
So I was wondering if Beeminder’s little yellow road can help here : A little yellow road for path to CO2 level normalization - highlighting costs when we derail ? Maybe UN can keep these current and highlight them in media so public actually knows the costs ?