NPR: "The Future Cost of Climate Inaction? $2 Trillion a Year, Says the Government"
Senior Fellow Margaret Walls comments on the OMB's new climate analysis.
The analysis, while new, credits prior work by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Congressional Budget Office.
"It's kickstarting the government doing this," said Margaret Walls, Director of the Climate Risks and Impacts Program at Resources for the Future, a Washington research group. But, she continued, "it's imperfect."
Walls said she would like to see the government include the climate costs of safety net programs, such as unemployment insurance, in future versions.
Media Highlight — Nov 13, 2023
Chesapeake Bay Journal: “Salt Patches, a Product of Rising Seas, Are Spreading Rapidly on the Chesapeake’s Eastern Shore”
A peer-reviewed article coauthored by RFF Senior Fellow Becky Epanchin-Niell is the subject of an article about saltwater intrusion in the Chesapeake region.
Resources Radio — Oct 17, 2023
The US Wildfire Workforce, with Emily Browne
Emily Browne discusses her experience fighting and preventing wildfires in Alaska with the US National Park Service.
Resources Magazine — Oct 4, 2023
As Sea Levels Rise, So Does Wastewater
Sea level rise poses a threat for waste disposal infrastructure. In houses with septic systems, rising wastewater can cause unhygienic overflows and system failures. More funding and community involvement can help address this expensive, growing problem.