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Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
Hidden costs of climate change in us
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  • 1. HiddenCosts of Climate Change in US: Major, Nationwide, Uncounted
    Valter Kolberg
  • 2. First of a kind
    Of the study itself
    Limited researches so far
    “Costs of inaction”
  • 3. Climate changes
    Full of hidden costs
    Regionally variable
    Responding time is crucial
    Costs of no response or waiting
  • 4. Findings: Lesson 1
    Impacts throughout the country
    Affects all sectors
    Floods in Great Plains
    Shipping costs in Midwest
    Sea level rise in Northeast
    Lack of water in South
  • 5. Lesson 2
    Impacts unevenly distributed
    Agriculture hardships
    Greater health problems
  • 6. Lesson 3
    Negatives outweigh benefits
    Temporary benefits
    Energy demands
  • 7. Lesson 4
    Pressure on public sector budgets
    Infrastructure costs go up
    Rise of taxes or cut of services
    Examples of Alaska and Hawaii
  • 8. Lesson 5
    Higher prices, reduced income, job loss
    Substantial indirect effects
    Increased cost effects
  • 9. Recommendations
    Large-scale research
    Wise investment
    Make efforts to adapt immediately

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