Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate Center, Washington, DC
(This blog is Part II of three part blog).
A recent report released by the American Security Project, a think tank whose bipartisan board of directors brings together a broad range of experts, gives a sobering picture of what we stand to lose by failing to tackle climate change.
The report draws upon various state-level studies and economic statistics, a sort of hodgepodge of what we know, and might reasonably speculate upon. It details past and current climate events likely caused by our greenhouse gas emissions, others expected to occur with or without mitigation and, most of all, how much worse things might get if we continue doing nothing. No state is spared.
The report is extensive, so my humble goal with this three-part series blog is to give you a taste of it, and hopefully entice you to take a deeper dive. The table below gives examples from a few states, including Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Missouri, Wisconsin, Alaska. These by no means include all damages in these states; that’s simply not possible.
Within the table, for each state you can ...
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