Recently a couple of studies found that California is saving money by addressing global warming. Florida recently completed a study with very similar findings.
"The Action Team finds that an aggressive set of strategies could reduce Florida greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 50% from 2005 levels by 2025."
"The total net cost savings of all Action Team recommendations combined is more than $28 billion from 2009 to 2025. Additionally, the recommendations would increase Florida’s energy security by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels resulting in a total fuel savings of 53.5 billion gallons of petroleum, 200.2 million short tons of coal, and 6.394 billion ft.³ of natural gas during the period of 2009 through 2025."
It's great to see that these states are learning that addressing global warming is even in their best economic interest. Hopefully more states and the country as a whole will come to the same realization so we can finally start addressing the problem.