posted on June 8, 2011 at 11:15 am
Source: Center for American Progress, 6/8/2011
ASP’s “Pay Now, Pay Later” reports are highlighted.
By Kiley Kroh
“…The bipartisan American Security Project recently issued a series of 50 reports entitled â€śPay Now, Pay Later: A State by State Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change.â€ť The forecast in California, for example, is alarming. The sea level along the 1,100 miles of Californiaâ€™s coast has risen about seven inches in the past century and it is projected to rise an additional 22 to 35 inches by 2100. Many of the stateâ€™s iconic beaches will disappear and the response is projected to cost Californians up to $30 billion over the last 30 years of the century…”