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"Putting a Price Tag on the Melting Ice Caps" - Director Goodstein featured in TIME magazine.
Putting a Price Tag on the Melting Ice Caps
by Judith D. Schwartz, Saturday, April 3. 2010
Reports about the melting ice caps are distressing, but for the most part climate change remains abstract. The poor polar bear has been trotted out as the tangible face of global warming so often that we're beginning to see "polar bear fatigue." How about bringing the effects of Arctic melt close to home, as in what it will cost? A new study does just that, and the results are alarming, not just for Arctic dwellers but for all of us. According to lead author Eban Goodstein, Ph.D., over the next 40 years Arctic ice melt will take an economic toll of between $2.4 trillion and $24 trillion. Unless we change course — and fast.
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This event was last updated on 04-05-2010