U.S. climate costs will be highest in Republican strongholds

Districts where politicians have generally opposed climate policies will see the most economic damage this century.

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The bulk of the economic burden resulting from climate change in the United States this century will fall on Republican strongholds where politicians have traditionally opposed policies to curb greenhouse gases. And as the impacts mount, they could potentially alter the political dynamics, says an analysis released on 29 January by the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington D.C.

By: Jeff Tollefson/Nature News

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00327-2

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