Extreme weather events exacerbated in part by climate change killed almost 250 Americans and cost the nation at least $91 billion in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Unusual warmth in the U.S. West in 2018 contributed to a disastrous wildfire season that killed dozens of people. In monetary terms, western states endured their costliest wildfire season on record: $24 billion in damage.
Hurricanes - Michael - Damages - Florence - Costs
Hurricanes Michael, resulting in $25 billion damages, and Florence, with $24 billion in costs, were the other two big weather disasters in 2018.
If the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere isn't lowered, temperatures will continue to increase. A study released in February mapped just how different the climate in U.S. cities...
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