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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest

Title:
Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest

Abstract:
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.

URL:
http://riskybusiness.org/uploads/files/RBP-Midwest-Report-WEB-1-22-15.pdf

Source:
Risky Business Project

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
January 2015

Associated Sectors:

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