Sunday, October 2, 2011

Climate change could cost Canada 1% of national income

The high temperatures may cause the death of forests
And flooding in low lying coastal areas



A report contributed to the Canadian government in its support that the negative impact of climate change could cost Canada the equivalent of 1% of their gross national product by 2050 and 2.5% by the year 2075.

According to estimates based on carbon emissions and global economy and population growth, the damage can be up to $ 41 billion Canadian dollars (20 billion U.S. dollars).

The report says that high temperatures may cause the death of forests, and flooding in low lying coastal areas and the spread of diseases.

Denied the committee overseeing the report could benefit from Canada rising temperatures worldwide.

The committee said the Canadian National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) that climate change is a long-term economic burden and growing for Canada. "

The report suggested the 162-page fact measures including promoting the protection of forests from fires and control the epidemic and efforts to promote the growth of trees that can adapt to changing climatic conditions.

The Committee also recommended the construction work identified in the low-lying coastal areas prone to flooding and the development of technologies to reduce pollution and slow the accumulation of ozone.

She adds that the costs of climate in Canada has more than 5 billion Canadian dollars in 2020 to between 21 and 34 billion Canadian dollars by the year 2050.

The report shows that these figures depend on the coordination of action to reduce global warming in the world two degrees Celsius by 2050.

The findings were used by opposition politicians who believe that the Conservative government should do more to counter the threat of global warming.

The report also said that there is much that Canada could gain from an international treaty the Kyoto-style treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions after 2012.


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