REPORT – The Costs of Climate Inaction: The Economic Burden of Fossil Fuels and Climate Change on Health in the United States
REPORT DOCUMENTING ASTONISHING HEALTH COSTS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE AND A CALL FOR ACTION
The report, “The Costs of Inaction: The Economic Burden of Fossil Fuels and Climate Change on Health in the United States,” synthesizes scientific research and finds total health costs surpass $1 trillion a year—and are rising. These costs—in premature deaths, respiratory ailments hospital visits and more—affect everyone but fall hardest on vulnerable communities.
The report, by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), also offers recommendations to alleviate the costly climate health problem.