393139 Impact of Climate Change on the US Economy

Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:40 PM
International A (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
Emmanuel A. Dada, ChemProcess Technologies (CPT), LLC, League City, TX, Thomas Mensah, Georgia Aerospace Corporation, Atlanta, GA, Derrick K. Rollins Sr., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA and Rosemarie D. Wesson, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

The impact of climate change on the US economy will be presented especially meeting the internationally agreed goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. Global temperature rise beyond the 2 degrees Celsius will lead to many catastrophic consequences including high sea-level rise, extreme disruptive storms, and artic melting. As concluded by the International Energy Agency, meeting the 2 degrees Celsius target will require leaving two-thirds of the earth’s known reserves of oil, gas, and coal underground and unburned with economic impact of great magnitude.

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