Impact of pollution and climate change on Canadian society: Report
The International Institute for Sustainable Development issued a report quantifying the impact of pollution and climate change on Canadian society. Highlights are:
- Urban smog is responsible for 7,712 deaths in 2015.
- Climate change related heat waves cost an estimated $1.6B in 2015.
- The cost of extreme weather events from climate change could not be calculated due to insufficient ability to differentiate those costs from costs that would have occurred without climate change.
- The overall cost of pollution to Canadians is greater than $10B/yr. Pollutants that could not be measured would likely add another $10B/yr.
The full report and summary report can be found at http://www.iisd.org/library/cost-pollution-canada