Tuesday, June 24, 2014

American Climate Prospectus, feeling the heat

I've had the pleasure of working with a team of brilliant people on the American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States, which was released today. It was the independent research report commissioned by the Risky Business initiative, and which underlies that group's conclusions.  I'm excited to share and discuss with G-FEEDers the numerous ideas, questions, challenges and results that arose in the process of the analysis, since until now we haven't had a chance to discuss the work with the larger community. I will try to post on these various issues in the coming weeks, but for now I'd like to [sleep and] simply kick off the social media rodeo with my favorite graphic from the entire report (which has no economics in it!). If we've done our job right, it needs no explaining. The only hint for the non-wonks is that RCP 8.5 means "business as usual" climate change (or "A1B" if your wonk is out of date).

Source: American Climate Prospectus

I win 20 bucks if this goes viral, so please repost it.

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