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You May Be Surprised How Much Our Climate Inaction Is Costing You

Federal and state disaster relief payouts last year alone are estimated to have cost every person in the US more than $300. But that's just the start.

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Overall policy must change, says Ceres, not only to take into account risks associated with climate change but also to better prevent and reduce damage from extreme weather events. One dollar spent on prevention saves four dollars in damages, says the report.

“Continuing to ignore these escalating risks may be more comfortable than confronting the challenges of climate change, but inaction is the far riskier and more expensive path.”

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