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Climate Change to Cost State Economy Trillions, Report Says
Wednesday, a report from Cal State Fullerton told the health and economic risks of air pollution in Central and Southern California. And now this sobering news from a UC Berkely report, as told by the LA Times: "For the first time, the costs of global warming's projected effects in the nation's largest state have been quantified: About $2.5 trillion of real estate assets in California are at risk from extreme weather events, sea level rise and wildfires, with a projected annual price tag of between $300 million and $3.9 billion, according to a new report, "California Climate Risk and Response," written by UC Berkeley researchers Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst."