Bipartisan Leaders Make Economic Case for Fighting Climate Change
'Our findings show that if we continue on our current path many regions of the U.S. face the prospect of serious economic effects from climate change.'
By John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News
Jun 24, 2014
"Climate inaction is "risky business," warns a new report by a bipartisan group of business and government leaders led by (from left) Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, Thomas Steyer, a political financier and climate activist, and Henry Paulson, the former U.S secretary of the treasury. Credit: NYC Mayor's Office, Fortune Live Media, Shealah Craighead for the White House
Businesses and governments around the country should begin now to prepare for a future in which precious timber is lost to ground fire, factory equipment is inundated or swept away by storms and flood, and it's impossible to work outside on many days because of the heat.
All of these ill effects of climate change will do serious harm to the national economy, said a new report, Risky Business, issued on Tuesday. As a result, companies and governments should start investing now in measures to both stave off the worst effects of climate and to adapt to them—or risk paying an astronomical price tag later."http://insideclimatenews.org/carbon-cop ... ate-change
Overpopulation also has negative economic consequences. Who cares about economics when we have 9 years to reduce emissions 90% and start population reduction to mitigate the mathematically certain crash.