'Inaction is a far costlier choice': How 3C of climate warming could cost global economy $178tr

Michael Holder
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The 2018 Woolsey wildfire in California burned 96,949 acres of land, destroyed 1,643 structures, killed three people, and prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 people | Credit: iStock
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The 2018 Woolsey wildfire in California burned 96,949 acres of land, destroyed 1,643 structures, killed three people, and prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 people | Credit: iStock

While unchecked global warming could knock 7.6 per cent off GDP, net zero could boost global GDP by 3.8 per cent, according to Deloitte

Climate change could cost the global economy $178tr over the next 50 years if left unchecked, amounting to a 7.6 per cent cut in GDP in the year 2070 alone, according to a sobering new assessment from...

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