E.P.A. Warns of High Cost of Climate Change

Low water levels caused by drought at the New Melones Lake reservoir in central California. Credit Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

By CORAL DAVENPORTJUNE 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — In the absence of global action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the United States by the end of the century may face up to $180 billion in economic losses because of drought and water shortages, according to a report released Monday by the White House and Environmental Protection Agency.

White House officials said the report, which analyzes the economic costs of a changing climate across 20 sectors of the American economy, is the most comprehensive effort to date to quantify the impacts of global warming.

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