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Taking climate action demands better local accounting of costs and benefits (Brookings)

Joseph W. KaneSophie Abo, and Adie Tomer

From wildfires and droughts in the West to surging rainfall in the East, this summer has offered steady evidence of just how destructive climate change can be. Now, with grim new findings from the latest UN climate report—including higher pollution, higher temperatures, and higher sea levels—we also have more evidence that these kinds of acute and chronic events will only grow over the coming years. Environmental damage and insecurity are here now, but we should expect environmental, health, and economic costs to multiply for generations to come.

Taking climate action demands better local accounting of costs and benefits (brookings.edu)