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Inaction on climate change will cost the global economy $178 trillion over the next 50 years, enough loss for a 7.6% cut to global GDP in 2070 alone, a new report from the Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress said Monday.
If global warming — which is already costing the world more in severe storm damage, crop loss, health risks, compromised travel and more — reaches around 3°C toward the century's end, the toll on human lives could be significant, the consultancy said in its release, timed to the high-profile World Economic Forum underway in Davos, Switzerland.
Door: By Rachel Koning Beals, 2022-07-01