GAO Climate Change Report
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1455) 25 days ago
This week on October 24, 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on climate change.

In a Los Angeles Times article about the GAO Report, Evan Halper wrote, in part:

"The extreme weather events of the last decade that scientists say were exacerbated by climate change added more than $350 billion in costs to taxpayers, according to the report — a huge drain on the budget as money was diverted to cover more disaster relief, crop and flood insurance, firefighting costs and infrastructure and public lands repairs. Those demands threaten to increase by $12 billion to $35 billion each year by the middle of the century, the GAO said." . . .

"President Trump’s scrapping of an Obama-era requirement that federal agencies work together to prepare for warming, the report concludes, has left the agencies with no concrete plan of action or indication there will be one."

Read more at:

http://www.latimes.com/po...story.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2...front&_r=0

The GAO Report can be accessed at:

https://www.gao.gov/asset...687466.pdf
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