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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

'Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming'

Republicans in Congress will ignore this bipartisan report and continue to block action on climate change. This "toxic mix of ideology and anti-intellectualism" is endangering our future:

Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming, by Justin Gillis, NY Times: More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. Entire states in the Southeast and the Corn Belt may lose much of their agriculture as farming shifts northward in a warming world. Heat and humidity will probably grow so intense that spending time outside will become physically dangerous, throwing industries like construction and tourism into turmoil.
That is a picture of what may happen to the United States economy in a world of unchecked global warming, according to a major new report released Tuesday by a coalition of senior political and economic figures from the left, right and center, including three Treasury secretaries stretching back to the Nixon administration.
At a time when the issue of climate change has divided the American political landscape, pitting Republicans against Democrats and even fellow party members against one another, the unusual bipartisan alliance of political veterans said that the country — and business leaders in particular — must wake up to the enormous scale of the economic risk. ...

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