Study: Climate Change Damages U.S. Economy, Increases Inequality

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A farmer in the Midwest struggles with drought conditions that could worsen periodically with climate change.

Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study published today in the journal Science. The poorest third of counties could sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated.

States in the South and lower Midwest, which tend to be poor …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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