From Maria Gallucci at the ever-entertaining Mashable:
Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. productivity, according to a new report by NextGen Climate said.
If countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the amount and pace of global warming, a 21-year-old college graduate today could lose $126,000 in lifetime wages and $187,000 in long-term savings and investments, the report found. More.
Reality check: Just working at Starbucks after racking up tens of thousands in debt for Social Justice Studies will do that to the kid. The climate has been changing for as long as it’s been around. Why aren’t we extinct?
See also: Climate a-crock-alypse: Morphine into state religion