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November 23, 2018 - CNN

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns
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A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars -- or, in the worst-case scenario, more than 10% of its GDP -- by the end of the century. 

The federally mandated study was supposed to come out in December but was released by the Trump administration on Friday, at a time when many Americans are on a long holiday weekend, distracted by family and shopping.

VA: Coal barge on the monongahela river moves past a united states steel corporation coke plant at clairton, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. The white plume of smoke contains many pollutants.

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