Brzezinski on Granholm Saying We Must Spend Billions to Stop Climate from Changing: ‘The Math Is There’

Granholm: ‘If we do not do this now, you better believe the price tag is just escalating, and it’s escalating exponentially’

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GRANHOLM: “Let me just say one other thing about that because the costs of inaction are so expensive, just earlier in year, we paid $152 billion to clean up after the Texas weird winter storm. That $152 billion is just one event. And we are seeing these extreme weather events escalate. Ida is the the only one. The wildfires are not the only one. In the 1980s, we spent $13 billion a year cleaning up after extreme weather events. In the 1990s, it was double that, 27 billion. In the 2000s, it rose to 51 billion. In the past three years, we have spent $152 billion a year cleaning up after these extreme weather events. And the Texas storm was 130 billion alone. I’m just saying, if we do not do this now, you better believe the price tag is just escalating, and it’s escalating exponentially.”
BRZEZINSKI: “The math is there, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, thank you very much for being on this morning.”

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