U.S. ravaged by near-record disasters in 2021, NOAA says

January 11, 2022
The U.S. endured 20 separate climate change-related disasters in 2021 totaling over $1 billion in damages each, second only to the prior year’s record of 22 events, the latest evidence of the economic effect of warming temperatures and an uptick in droughts, floods, storms and fires. The National Centers for Environmental Information, a subsection of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reports Jan. 10 that last year continued a streak of more than 10 separate billion-dollar disaster events each...

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