In the NewsRoll CallOctober 17, 2018

Their Districts Are at Risk. But They Still Vote ‘No’ on Climate Action

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in a report released Oct. 7 that unless urgent and drastic action is taken, global warming could rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) between 2030 and 2052, a level that climate scientists fear could have catastrophic repercussions for the environment, humans and wildlife. Still, climate change remains a marginalized issue among politicians running in the 2018 midterms, especially Republicans. This story is based on analysis of data from the Lab's 2017 study, published in Science magazine, projecting the economic damage that could result from climate change between 2080 and 2099 in the U.S.