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EPA Scientists Warn: Climate Change Will Cost the U.S. Hundreds of Billions a Year

Experts are calling a recent study published by researchers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the most thorough examination yet of the potential impacts of climate change on the U.S. economy.
April 10, 2019, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Julia Rosen reports: "By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency."

"Those costs will come in multiple forms, including water shortages, crippled infrastructure and polluted air that shortens lives, according to the study in Monday’s edition of Nature Climate Change. No part of the country will be untouched, the EPA researchers warned, adds Rosen."

There's some good news included in the article: there's still chance for emissions reductions to reduce some of the most harmful effects of climate change.

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Published on Monday, April 8, 2019 in Los Angeles Times
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