Preventing climate change cheaper than dealing with its damage

20 Sep 2019
Climate effects
Sea-level rise brings higher stormwater levels, compounding the damage. In deprived areas, this may exacerbate poverty. Image: Pixabay

World leaders need to urgently accelerate efforts to prevent “profound, if not catastrophic” climate change in future, a distinguished group of scientists has warned.

According to their new study published in Science today, acting to reduce climate change would cost much less than repairing the damage it would inflict in coming decades on people, infrastructure and ecosystems.

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