Climate Change in the United States: The Prohibitive Costs of Inaction
Union of Concern Scientists, September 2009, online edition, 14p
"If global warming emissions continue to rise unabated, we will see growing costs related to climate change." This fact sheet reports "some of the projected damages [...] that will occur in states and regions throughout the United States. Making the choice to dramatically lower [...] emissions at least 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050 will help avoid some of the worst consequences of climate change."
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment
and a safer world.
This fact sheet is a collaborative effort between the Union of Concerned Scientists and independent
researchers Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton of the Stockholm Environment Institute at Tufts
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Impact accross the United States
D6/06-09 Posted December 8, 2009