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Climate Change is not just an environmental problem. #auspol #qldpol #BigWet 


By Natasha Geiling

Climate change is not just an environmental problem; it’s an economic problem, as well.

The consequences of climate change — more intense precipitation events, longer and more destructive wildfire seasons, increased risk of drought or flooding, sea level rise — will harm plants and wildlife, but they will also damage crops, reduce availability of natural resources, and destroy infrastructure.

Economic studies that seek to quantify the cost of climate change have found figures ranging from $180 billion for just the United States to $400 trillion globally by the end of the century.

It’s entirely possible, then, that efforts begun by the executive order President Donald Trump released Tuesday — which began the process of rolling back U.S. climate policies in favor of fewer regulations for the fossil fuel industry — will end up costing American taxpayers in the long run.

One analysis from the Center for American Progress estimated that, based on preliminary figures associated…

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April 2, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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