See sleep dry E.V. Spence Reservoir in Robert Lee, Texas, October 28, 2011.
WASHINGTON (Reuters)-the death and health problems of floods, droughts and other related disasters U.S. climate change costs about $ 14 billion over the last decade, researchers said on Monday.
"When extreme weather hits, we hear about the damage to property and insurance costs," said Kim Knowlton, senior scientist at the natural resources Defense Council and co-author of the study. "The cost of healthcare has never come to an end on the tab."
Study in the journal Health Affairs looks at the cost of human suffering and loss of life due to the disastrous six from 2000-2009.
"It won't catch all climate-related activities that occur in the United States during that time period," says Knowlton. "On the 2 billion numbers already."