Climate change could cause as much as $44 trillion in damage over the next five decades.
In the US, as many as 100 million Americans live in coastal cities and towns where rising sea levels pose a risk to residential and business properties. In an effort to combat the rising seas, Miami Beach launched a nearly half a billion-dollar project in 2015 to pump water off the streets.
As the costs mount, so do allegations that powerful interests in the oil and gas industry, like ExxonMobil, purposefully misled the public about climate science and delayed corrective measures.
In this documentary, VICE News follows the money to see the true economic stakes of climate change and decades of denial.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea