Food and Health Related Costs of Climate Change

The insurance industry is aware of the costs of climate change. After all, they’re in the business of insuring potential climate related damages. Under the scenario of German Institute for Economic Research, depending on when effective climate related policies are implemented, the damages could be worth up to $20 trillion by year 2100 if nothing is being implemented. Okay 2100 seems like a long time. You and I might probably not going to be around anymore, however, our kids, grandkids, and great-great grandkids – gonna be around – to witness the long-term implications of climate change, if we do nothing. Now.

More than 100 of the world’s top insurance companies have issued a United Nations-backed call for governments to use risk management techniques and insurance know-how to help developing nations adapt to climate change. [UN News]

The potential damages will be close to home, when it’s related to health and food security. So, take a look at the few images below.

Potential climate change impacts with temperature change

Climate_change_costs

Falling rice productions

Business as usual (left) scenario vs. if we take action to reduce the impact.

Falling_rice_yields

Potential health impacts of climate change

Potential_health_impacts_on_climate_change

[via Allianz Group]

For more climate related details, here.

Advertisements

Author: Dewita

Co-founder Ecotwist Labs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s