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Cost of Extreme Weather Up 300% Since 1980s


“If you think mitigated climate change is expensive, try unmitigated climate change.”
Dr. Richard Gammon, University of Washington, speaking to the US Congress, June 28, 1999


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Economic losses from extreme weather events have risen from an annual global average of about $50 billion in the 1980s to close to $200 billion over the last decade, according to the report released last week by the World Bank. Click here to read full story.

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