Climate Change May Push Millions From Coasts and US Isn’t Ready
Climate Change May Push Millions From Coasts and US Isn’t Ready
Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: study
24 November, 2018, 12:11
A stronghold of 13 federal agencies collaborated on the major report, which concluded that if serious steps are not taken to lessen the impacts of global warming, climate change could cut "up to a tenth of gross domestic product by 2100, more than double the losses of the Great Recession a decade ago", reported The New York Times.
"Rising air and water temperatures and more intense extreme events are expected to increase exposure to waterborne and foodborne diseases, affecting food and water safety", the report said.
TRT World'sLionel Donovan reports. The move is widely seen as an attempt to bury the report's findings.
"Annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century - more than the current gross domestic product (GDP) of many US states", the report says.
Previous research, including from United States government scientists, has also concluded that climate change could have severe economic consequences, including damage to infrastructure, water supplies and agriculture.
The report also details regional-level climate impacts across the nation in an effort to provide local officials with tools to respond and adapt.
Other vulnerable populations include minority groups, people in high-income regions, women and people with mental illnesses since they all lack the resources and information needed to safeguard themselves from the risks of climate change, the report said.
Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science at the Union of Concerned Scientists and one of the report's authors, said the report made it clear that climate change was not "some problem in the distant future".
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Trump, administration officials and elected Republicans frequently say they can't tell how much of climate change is caused by humans and how much is natural.
Releasing the report on Black Friday "is a transparent attempt by the Trump Administration to bury this report and continue the campaign of not only denying but suppressing the best of climate science", said study co-author Andrew Light, an worldwide policy expert at the World Resources Institute.
He and several members of his cabinet repeatedly argue that the causes and impacts are not yet settled. Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Trump antagonized climate scientists by tweeting, once again, that he believes cold weather disproves long-term trends of a warming climate.
In a statement, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said "to address future risks, the administration supports a strong economy and access to affordable, reliable energy, which are integral to advancing technology and innovation and the development of resilient, modern infrastructure".
And Donald Wuebbles, a co-author from University of IL climate scientist, said, "We're going to continue to see severe weather events get stronger and more intense".
Mr. Trump has taken aggressive steps to allow more planet-warming pollution from vehicle tailpipes and power plant smokestacks, and has vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, under which almost every country in the world pledged to cut carbon emissions.
"Low-income communities and some communities of color are often already overburdened with poor environmental conditions and are disproportionately affected by, and less resilient to, the health impacts of climate change", the report stated.
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