Global warming could cause hundreds of deaths in the Chicago area by the year 2080 — if preventive policies aren't enacted. That’s according to a report by the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Maureen McKinney recently spoke with Julian Reif, an economist, who is one of the study's authors. He says not only could there be substantial loss of life because of consequences of global warming — but the costs associated could reach hundreds of millions of dollars.
To read the report, go to igpa.uillinois.edu.