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Climate Change Risks and Adaptation

Physical Risks from Climate Change: A Guide for Companies and Investors on Disclosure and Management of Climate Impacts

Introduction: Climate change has already started to cause a wide range of physical effects—with serious implications for investors and businesses. While weather variability and extremes have always existed, the science shows that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, that incremental climatic changes are already underway, and that the impacts of climate change are expected to grow more …continue reading.

Saving Lives and Reducing Health Care Costs: How Clean Air Act Rules Benefit the Nation

Executive Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the authority of the Clean Air Act, has issued many rules over the past 40 years to protect human health and the environment by limiting air pollution. EPA estimates that four recently proposed or finalized Clean Air Act rules (listed below) will deliver roughly $500 billion …continue reading.

The Economic Affliction of Asthma and the Risks of Blocking Air Pollution Safeguards

This report reviews new information on the prevalence and costs of asthma in the United States. This report relies on national and state level of asthma prevalence and cost data from peer-reviewed science journals, the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 7 million children and 17 million adults in …continue reading.