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Time for dithering is over: heat domes are a red-hot warning on climate costs

It’s not our grandchildren who will be affected by climate change, it will be us if we don’t heed unpredictable weather events

04 July 2021 - 20:07 By Noah Smith

The unprecedented heatwave that recently gripped North America’s Pacific Northwest demonstrates a crucial fact about climate change that most people don’t seem to appreciate yet: this will not be a smooth, predictable event. In addition to new costs that can be anticipated, climate change creates enormous risks that may result in a far higher price tag to the global economy, which greatly increases the urgency of eliminating greenhouse emissions as quickly as possible...

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