Op-Ed in the New York Times: Economic consequences of Hurricane Maria / by GlobalPolicyLab Member

Solomon Hsiang and Trevor Houser published an Op-Ed in the New York Times explaining the extraordinary potential economic consequences of Hurricane Maria.  By their calculation, Maria could lower Puerto Rican incomes by 21% over the next 15 years, undoing roughly 26 years of economic development.  This could make Maria the most costly Atlantic storm (in percentage terms) in history.

Their calculations and more context are provided in the Climate Impact Lab Insights Blog

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