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In the NewsSan Diego Union-Tribune February 4, 2019
States that voted for Trump to be hardest hit by climate change — as concerns over warming surge
Forests decimated by drought and wildfire from Montana to California. Homes blasted by hurricanes and flooding from North Carolina to Texas. Climate change, according to scientists, is already fueling natural disasters across the United States, causing billions of dollars worth of devastation. Now a new report from UC San Diego and the Brookings Institution predicts the states that could suffer the harshest economic toll from global warming are those that voted for President Donald Trump and other conservative politicians opposed to reining in greenhouse gases. The analysis is based on Lab findings, which co-director Solomon Hsiang of the University of California, Berkeley, describes in the article.
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