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Scientists and social scientists across several disciplines teamed up to look at how changes in climate are likely to affect the U.S. economy. "Researchers ran 29,000 simulations of the U.S. economy, with results informed by weather-driven damages they detected in six domains–agriculture, crime, health, energy demand, labor, and coastal communities—between 1981 and 2010. Heat, for example, may increase crime or cause corn yields to fall, but it also could lower fatalities driven by exposure to the cold." The resulting map projects economic losses (red) and economic gains (blue) by county for 2080-2100. [Note: this work was published long before the current hurricane season.] www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/here-s-how-much-climate-change-going-cost-your-county
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