TBRPC has released a new report about the economic impacts of climate change. The report, Taking Stock: Economic Impacts of Climate Change on the Tampa Bay Region Under a High Emissions Scenario considers the implications of a high greenhouse gas emissions climate scenario—dubbed the High Emissions scenario, how that scenario directly impacts critical points of the regional economy—agriculture, mortality rates, labor productivity, and energy demand, and then considers the indirect, but still devastating impacts of sea-level rise and impacts on infrastructure. In brief, this report delineates the magnitude of key potential impacts to the region’s economic and fiscal baseline and some of the indirect and interaction effects between climate change and policy. It will be up to future efforts to explore how adaptation and mitigation measures will change the region and the state’s course.

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