Should The Government Pay for Your Bad Climate Decisions?
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A few days ago, the Biden administration released a report warning that a warming planet posed severe economic challenges for the United States, which would require the federal government to reassess its spending priorities and how it influences behavior.
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Jim Tankersley contributed reporting.
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