Climate Change Cost Economy Billions of Dollars in Damages
May 6, 2014
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A new report from the federal government says changes in climate are causing harm to Americans and the economy. The National Climate Assessment concludes the nation has already suffered billions of dollars in damages from severe weather-related disruptions. The report pins much of the increase in climate change on human behavior. The White House plans to publicize this report through a host of TV interviews, and it will probably encounter push-back from conservatives.
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Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 27, 2012) Inaction on global climate change caused 1.2 trillion dollars in global damages in 2010 and will lead to millions of deaths.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 16, 2015) With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris days away, a new study suggests that, left unchecked, climate change will shrink the global economy by 23 percent. Ben Gruber reports.
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