Failure to address climate change could leave future generations with an unimaginable financial burden – around a half-million dollars in extra costs to a baby born this year, a new study commissioned by Consumer Reports has found.

Increasing temperatures that lead to drought and wildfires, more damaging weather events, and higher sea levels could make it nearly impossible for the average American to make ends meet – adding dramatically to the cost of housing, food, and other expenses over a lifetime, while personal income drops as employers struggle as well to absorb climate costs.

But we CAN reduce that financial reckoning if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make other critical decisions. Sign up to join CR’s efforts to push for a sustainable future. We’ll provide you with information you need to lower your costs today, and invite you to a broader discussion about what we can do together right now to make real change.