Hurricanes will decimate US economy if global warming continues, says science institute

A man sitting on a broken section of the Pine Island Road in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida on Oct 1, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - If global warming continues, economic losses from hurricanes in the United States will become too big even for the richest country in the world to offset, a new big-data-driven analysis has found. 

Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) has done simulations on a supercomputer of regional economic sectors and supply chains in the United States, to show economic losses from hurricanes intensified by unabated global warming. 

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