Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action
The Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CIRA) project quantifies the physical effects and economic damages under multiple climate change scenarios.
This technical report, "Multi-Model Framework for Quantitative Sectoral Impact Analysis," summarizes the results of the second modeling phase of the CIRA project. This effort was developed to inform the Fourth National Climate Assessment of the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
This 2015 CIRA report, Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action, estimates the physical and monetary benefits to the U.S. of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The report shows that global action on climate change will significantly benefit Americans by saving lives and avoiding costly damages across the U.S. economy.
Explore the 2015 report through the links below, or download the 2015 report here.