Report predicts heavy costs for climate change - Macleans.ca

Report predicts heavy costs for climate change

Canada could start lose billions annually in under ten years, government-funded agency suggests

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Climate change could cost Canada $43 billion a year by 2020, a new report suggests. Depending on how Canada copes with the coming crisis, those costs could rise as high as $91 billion annually in the same time frame, says the government-funded National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy. The report also found that an additional six people per 100,000 could die every year due to heat and air pollution caused by climate change starting in the 2020s.

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