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Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States

In a new study in the journal Science, researchers analyzed the economic harm that climate change could inflict on the United States in the coming century. They found that the impacts could prove highly unequal: states in the Northeast and West would fare relatively well, while parts of the Midwest and Southeast would be especially hard hit. Rutgers Energy Institute member, and Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmspheric Sciences Institute director Bob Kopp is part of the team of authers on the study.

"In the absence of major efforts to reduce emissions and strengthen resilience, the Gulf Coast will take a massive hit," said author Robert Kopp, a professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

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