A reason for Wall Street to care about climate change

November 17, 2015
Residential buildings are seen shrouded in haze in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Residential buildings are seen shrouded in haze in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Climate change: Coming to a wallet near you.

That may make little sense to you (and maybe you’ve got a point) but hear us out: A new study shows that climate change will have a huge financial impact on the world if it continues on its current course. The global economy will be 23 percent smaller by 2100 than if climate change were avoided completely, according to a new estimate from researchers at the University of California Berkeley.

Ponder that — and read on for more news you might have missed:

 

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Cue ‘Rocky’ theme music

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