Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Extreme Weather = Extreme Costs

Extreme weather has exorbitant costs for American taxpayers and people around the world. Earlier this year US Strong released a report titled "Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs: The True Financial Impact of Superstorm Sandy on New Jersey Homeowners, Businesses and Municipalities," which indicated that the cost of Hurricane Sandy alone was much greater than initially thought.

The longer we wait to deal with climate change, the more extreme weather events we can expect and the greater the costs to reign in greenhouse gas. emissions. Even if the scale of the humanitarian crisis associated with extreme weather somehow fails to impact people, the costs most certainly will.

© 2013, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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