Hidden costs of climate change in us

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Hidden costs of climate change in us

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

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