This article discusses a report that shows that Florida could face $76 billion in climate change costs by 2040. That’s billion, with a B. The study says the state would need to spend that much on sea walls to mitigate rising sea levels.
Like past studies, this report found that the Tampa Bay region is particularly susceptible to sea level rise. Pinellas County alone could be on the hook for over $3 billion in climate change related costs by 2040, the report found. The price tag in Hillsborough is $2.7 billion and $1.9 billion in Pasco.
Read the complete study here.