The aggregate cost of adapting to climate change in the US

by Fran Sussman

Not too long ago, I co-authored an article, “Climate change adaptation cost in the US:  What do we know?” which surveyed the state of knowledge on adaptation costs in the U.S.  The article is forthcoming in Climate Policy and a pre-publication version of the article is available on the short papers page.  While the article made strides in expanding our understanding of the literature on adapting to climate change in the U.S., there was one thing it did not do—tell us how much is is going to cost.  This post takes a stab at that. (more…)

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