Weather and climate disasters have cost the U.S. over $100 billion in 2021

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According to one, weather and climate disasters killed 538 people in the US in 2021 and cost more than $100 billion report good From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

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why it matters: According to the report, the first nine months of 2021 saw the largest number of disasters worth billions of dollars in a calendar year so far, with the pace of 2021 for another after 2020.

running news: From January to the end of September, the US has experienced 18 weather and climate disasters, each costing more than $1 billion, according to the report.

  • Additionally, 538 people have died from disasters, which, according to the report, is more than double the number of deaths from all billion-dollar disasters in 2020.
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description: Disasters include four tropical cyclones, two flood events, one combined drought and heat wave, one wildfire event, and one combined winter storm and cold wave.

  • Hurricane Ida is the costliest disaster of the year so far. The cost of recovery from Ida is $60 billion and ranks among the top five costliest hurricanes on record since 1980 – and its cost is expected to increase.

thought bubble From Andrew Friedman of Nerdshala: Billion-dollar extreme weather and climate disasters reflect trends related to climate change, such as an increase in heavy rainfall events and stronger storms, as well as the fact that there are more things than harm that happened. used to do.

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go in: peak season for the next 30 years

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