The US Economic Impacts of Climate Change and the Costs of Inaction

Source: Center for Integrative Environmental Research, University of Maryland

The range of climatic changes anticipated in the United States – from rising sea levels to stronger and more frequent storms and extreme temperature events – will have real impacts on the natural environment as well as human-made infrastructures and their ability to contribute to economic activity and quality of life. These impacts will vary across regions and sectors of the economy, leaving future governments, the private sector and citizens to face the full spectrum of direct and indirect costs accrued from increasing environmental damage and disruption.

Executive Summary (PDF; 1.7 MB)
Full Report (PDF; 5.2 MB)
Regional Summaries (PDFs)

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