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A hotter world is a negative-sum game

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: The UK wine industry is benefiting from climate change, with vineyards now thriving in traditionally cooler regions
• However, this shift exemplifies the broader impacts of global warming, which include extreme weather events and rising sea levels causing widespread suffering and economic cost

🔭 The context: As the world experiences rising temperatures, regions like Britain are finding new agricultural opportunities, while others, such as Chile, suffer from deteriorating conditions
• This redistribution of economic activities highlights the unequal impacts of climate change on different parts of the world

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Climate change is a negative-sum game, where gains in one region often come at the expense of another
• The overall cost of inaction on climate change is projected to be up to $1,266 trillion by 2100, underscoring the urgent need for global efforts towards mitigation and adaptation

⏭️ What's next: Wealthier nations have a responsibility to finance global climate initiatives and support food security, efficient farming techniques, and weather-resistant crops
• Sustainable exploitation of new opportunities is crucial to prevent further environmental degradation

💬 One quote: "For every new British vineyard, there are others in Chile that can no longer operate." – The Editorial Board

📈 One stat: The Climate Policy Initiative estimates the cost of climate inaction could total up to $1,266 trillion by 2100

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