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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:55 AM

New report says Florida will face $76 billion in costs due to climate crisis by 2040

Florida is expected to run up a massive bill as the state attempts to mitigate the future effects of the climate emergency, according to a new report from the Center for Climate Integrity.

The report notes that Florida will be by far "the most heavily impacted state," with costs projected to reach nearly $76 billion statewide by 2040, mostly due to the construction of sea walls as sea level inevitably rises.

That's the best-case scenario, the report's authors claim. On the national level, they say, the U.S. may be in the hole for a total of $400 billion.

Still, a group of Florida counties will feel the heaviest impact.

Read more: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/06/21/new-report-says-florida-will-face-76-billion-in-costs-due-to-climate-change-by-2040

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