11 January 2019
Bob Keefe of Environmental Entrepreneurs argues the new US Congress needs to wake up fast to the economic crunch that awaits as climate impacts escalate
Never mind record temperatures, flooding, wildfires and rising seas. Recent reports about the state of climate change send another warning about its impacts: It’s going to clobber our economy. …
Globally, we’re facing economic damages of $54 trillion (yes trillion) if the world gets 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer between now and 2040, according to the UN’s IPCC report.
And we’re on track to exceed that level of warming