Looking into our future
Axios Science editor Alison Snyder and Eileen Drage O'Reilly have a piece today on a new study that breaks down the economic results of climate change in the U.S.
The biggest line: "The researchers predict mortality will increase by 5.4 deaths per 100,000 people for every one degree Celsius rise in temperature."
For every degree Celsius temperatures rise, the study predicts:
- GDP will drop 1.2%
- Agriculture average yields will decline by 9%
- Electricity demand will rise by 5.3%
- Coastal damage will be distributed unequally: acute impacts could be felt in eastern coastal states with low-lying cities
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Quote of the day
"The American people elected 'a fighter' ... they knew what they were getting when they voted for Donald Trump."
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders, at today's White House press briefing.