Climate Change Could Hurt the South More than New England

July 05, 2017

ARE Professor Max Auffhammer and ERG Postdoc James Rising are highlighted in this ClimateWire article on recently published research that lays out an outlook for widening economic inequality caused by higher temperatures. Rising is part of the Climate Impact Lab consortium that studied county-level impacts of climate change. "Climate change is global, but adaptation is local," said Auffhammer, who is familiar with the work but not involved with the research. "So you need to figure out how much should you do, and since we all have a very scarce or limited budget of public dollars to spend on these adaptation-type mechanisms both public and private, we want to put them to the best use. And this will help."