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Climate Change Inaction: The Greatest Threat to Humanity | 15Rock

The United Nations has released a report stating that climate change inaction is the gravest threat to humanity.

The United Nations has released a report stating that climate change inaction is the gravest threat to humanity. If we don't take aggressive action to stop climate change, it could get much worse. The report also warns that there will be more severe floods, droughts and food shortages.

Assessing the costs of historical inaction on climate change

Patricia Espinosa, the UN's climate chief, said that not taking action on climate change is a "matter of life and death." She urged governments to take "decisive action" to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Paris Agreement, which was adopted in 2015, set a goal of keeping global warming below two degrees Celsius this century. However, if emissions levels continue at the current rate, the world will reach a temperature increase of three degrees Celsius or more.

America’s Costs of Delay on Climate Change: $35 Trillion From Another Decade of Inaction.

A new study found that the cost of climate change inaction in the United States would be very high. The study projects that if nothing is done, the U.S. economy will lose $35 trillion over the next 10 years. That's more than twice the size of our current economy!

The study also found that climate change inaction would lead to an increase in deaths from extreme heat, air pollution and other climate-related impacts. In fact, by 2030, there could be nearly 150,000 additional deaths per year in America due to climate change.

These findings are a wake-up call for all of us. We can no longer afford to delay action on climate change.

Discourses of climate delay.

People often think that climate change is a problem for future generations, but that's not true. Climate change is a problem for us right now. The longer we wait to take action, the more expensive it will be.

A study by the University of Cambridge found that climate change inaction costs the world economy $500 billion a year. That's more than one percent of global GDP!

The study also found that climate change will lead to an increase in deaths from extreme heat, air pollution and other climate-related impacts. In fact, by 2030, there could be nearly 150,000 additional deaths per year in America due to climate change.

Take away

It is more important than ever for businesses and investors to understand the impacts of climate change and take steps to address them. The longer we wait, the more it will cost both us and future generations. Recent reports have shown that the economic benefits of taking action on climate change now are significant, and that the costs of inaction will only continue to increase. It's time to face up to the challenge head-on and work together to find solutions.

Together we can win the battle against climate change. Please visit www.15rock.com for more info and engage with leading companies to win the fight.

Thank you for reading! I hope this gives you some perspective on how important it is to take action on climate change.

Please share this with your friends and family to help spread the word. together, we can make a difference.  climate change inaction is the gravest threat to humanity. If we don't take aggressive action to stop climate change, it could get much worse. The report also warns that there will be more severe floods, droughts and food shortages.

Gautam Bakshi

Head of Product & Engineering

Former: MD - Private Markets, Wealth & Asset Management, Manulife. Education: Ryerson University, Seneca College

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