The real cost of climate change in the United States

Fires, floods, and hurricanes are already costing the federal government tens of billions of dollars a year and climate change will drive those costs ever higher in coming years, a new federal study warns.

This is what a Government Accountability Office report says.

Much of that went to disaster recovery and insurance losses after extreme weather according to the New York Times.

But the future looks worse: along with more of the same and reduced crop yields costing up to $53 billion, rising temperatures could also put a $150 billion dent in productivity by 2099 (a phenomenon we’ve reported before).

The hope: that Trump takes economic arguments seriously. The reality? Let’s see.

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