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
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.