The warming of the earth’s atmosphere will have a profound financial impact on nearly every part of our daily lives. According to AOL, the temperature increase associated with climate change could reduce the income of an average person by 23 percent by 2100.
Some of the ways climate change could hurt your wallet include health costs, food costs, wage costs, severe weather costs, and more:
- Increased frequency of severe weather means more injuries. Climate change also means changing wind patterns resulting in more ground-level ozone, or smog, more airborne particulates from more frequent wildfires and even increased plant pollen, which all lead to higher incidence of asthma and cardiovascular disease.
- Climate change is expected to reduce crop and livestock yields during the next century, pushing up the price of food, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You will pay more at the grocery store and at the restaurant.
Read the full story from AOL here.