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The Economic Implications of Climate Change

The Economic Implications of Climate Change

Full Title: The Economic Implications of Climate Change
Author(s): Chris Lafakis, Laura Ratz, Emily Fazio, Maria Cosma
Publisher(s): Moody's Analytics
Publication Date: July 3, 2019
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Description (excerpt):

In the absence of global pollution mitigation, anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide into the Earth’s atmosphere will raise global temperatures. Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns will affect agricultural production and universally hurt worker health and productivity. More frequent and intense extreme weather events will increasingly disrupt and damage critical infrastructure and property. And sea-level rise will threaten coastal communities and island nations.

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