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RESEARCH  |  SOLVING SUSTAINABLE

Gloomy forecast: The economic costs of extreme weather

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Contributors: Jessica Whitt & Scott Gordon

The frequency, severity, and unpredictability of extreme weather events have been increasing as a result of climate change. Given the increased frequency and magnitude, the costs of extreme weather events could nearly double this decade. Our Research analysts explore the causes and consequences for global industries, economies and policy makers.

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Contributors: Jessica Whitt & Scott Gordon

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Clients of the Corporate & Investment Bank read the full report, Extreme Weather, Extreme Impacts on Barclays Live. Sign in

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Increasing frequency and cost of extreme weather events
Frequency of climate-related risks under different temperature scenarios
Economic losses from extreme weather
Macroeconomic impacts of extreme weather
Case study: How Arctic warming resulted in riots in Pakistan
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About the experts

Jessica Whitt

Director and US Head of ESG Research, New York

Prior to joining in 2021 Jessica was first a Senior Research Analyst covering Emerging Markets Equities then head of ESG Research for Emerging Markets Equities at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Previously, she was a Senior Research Analyst covering global and emerging markets automotive and industrials at Moon Capital Management. She has a B.A. from Colgate University with double major in International Relations and Asian Studies and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Economics and Finance.

Scott Gordon

ESG Analyst, Barclays Cross-Asset ESG Research team

Scott started his career in the investment industry in 2014 and has most recently spent three years working within the UK government as a Senior Policy Adviser on ESG and impact investment. He has a first class M.A. (Hons) from the University of Glasgow and an MSc from the University of Bath. He joined Barclays in 2021 and is a CFA charterholder.

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