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Costs of Decarbonization Greater Than Costs of Climate Change

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Unnamed (3)By H. Sterling Burnett, Climate Change Weekly - 

According to the report, between 2007 and 2017 to date, the national government has incurred direct costs of more than $350 billion because of extreme weather and fire events. The GAO did not conduct original research but rather relied on a few reports, and climate models referenced in those reports. The new GAO report is filled with so many uncertainties, and its cost projections built upon so many flawed assumptions, it is virtually useless for guiding climate change responses.

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