The Price Of Ignoring Climate Change Is Far Higher Than We Think

The Price Of Ignoring Climate Change Is Far Higher Than We Think reports Jessica Leber at Fast Company. Although critics of strong national climate change policies often talk about how much taking action costs the economy, they usually don’t compare it to the cost of doing nothing – which will be far higher in the future from the pollution we’re emitting now, as both the damaging effects of climate change, and the difficulty of slowing it, escalate. The latest symptom of ignoring climate change is the latest underestimate of the social cost of carbon.

 

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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