GLRPPR Sector Resource: Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest
Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest
The mission of the Risky Business Project is to quantify the economic risks to the U.S. from unmitigated
climate change. Our inaugural report, Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States, highlighted these risks across every region of the country, with a focus on three sectors: agriculture, energy demand, and coastal infrastructure. We also looked at overarching issues such as changes in labor productivity, heat-related mortality, and crime. This follow-up report, Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest, zeros in on the Midwest and offers a first step toward defining the range of potential economic consequences to this particular region if we continue on our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway.
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