US campaigners say taxpayer footing increasing bills for weather-related losses

A new report uses the costs associated with climate extremes to demonstrate the impact of weather and climate on the US taxpayer. ‘Inaction on climate change: the cost to taxpayers’ has been produced by the business and sustainability charity, CERES. It describes not only the direct costs, for example, supporting national insurance programmes, but also the indirect costs of handling the impacts of, e.g. long-term drought, on electricity generation and increased fire risk.