The U.S. economy faces significant risks from unabated climate change. Every year of inaction serves to broaden and deepen those risks. Founded by co-chairs Michael R. Bloomberg, Henry M. Paulson Jr., and Thomas F. Steyer, the Risky Business Project examined the economic risks presented by climate change and opportunities to reduce them.
If we were told – in any sphere – that we had at least a 90% chance of averting a disaster through changes we ourselves could make, wouldn’t we take action?
Many industries that rely on outdoor labor will need to think hard about how to minimize the risk that extreme heat poses to their workers.
The Risky Business Project focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.