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EDITORIAL: The costs of climate change

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Talk climate change and everyone looks towards calamity in the future.

It’s the kind of thing that opponents find easy to dismiss.

But how about the cost that climate change is already having? Real dollars-and-cents changes that will hit taxpayers and those using services around the world?

Perhaps that might get the attention of those who prefer to keep their heads firmly in the sand.

The San Francisco County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan by the San Francisco International Airport to encircle the low-lying airport — which is the seventh busiest in the U.S. and serves 55 million people a year — with a 10-mile long seawall that will cost US$547 million. With interest on the bonds that will finance the project, the final bill for airlines — and........

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