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Report Detailing State-by-State Costs of Inaction on Climate Change

posted Apr 22, 2011, 1:55 PM by James Hodina
The American Security Project published a state-by-state report of the economic costs of inaction on climate change.  The report is a series of 50 papers analyzing how each  state will be affected by unmitigated climate change.  For example, according to the report, “a warmer global climate and changes in precipitation could cost Kansas over $300 million and hundreds of jobs in crop losses by 2035.” Utah could lose over 72,000 jobs and $10.5 billion in GDP between 2010 and 2050, due to such effects of climate change as loss of snowpack, drought and excessive heat.  Michigan will be affected by declining water levels in the Great Lakes, flooding from more intense rainstorms, and much fiercer heat waves in the summer.  The American Security Project is a “non-profit, bipartisan public policy  and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding  of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, 
and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.”  [For further information: http://www.secureamericanfuture.org/pay-now-pay-later/] 
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