Disasters

Already This Year, 18 Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Have Hit U.S.

"Through the first nine months of 2021, the U.S. has endured 18 separate weather and climate disasters that have cost at least $1 billion, according to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information."

Source: Washington Post, 10/13/2021

"Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Roads Vulnerable To Flooding — Report"

"Nearly a quarter of the nation’s road miles are at risk of becoming impassable during a flood, according to a groundbreaking new study that documents the surprising vulnerability of key U.S. facilities such as roads, hospitals and power plants."

Source: E&E News, 10/13/2021

"Inside the Fight Against the Dixie Fire"

"In the past two years, California has found itself under siege from more large-scale fires burning with greater intensity than at any time on record. Giant blazes are tearing across the state with greater speed and frequency, destroying towns and sending smoke hurtling hundreds of miles away. Nine of California’s 20 largest fires have occurred since 2020, according to Cal Fire, the state’s firefighting agency."

Source: NYTimes, 10/13/2021

"Madagascar Prays For Rain As U.N. Warns Of 'Climate Change Famine'"

"This is the fourth year that drought has devastated Aly's home in southern Madagascar. Now more than one million people, or two out of five residents, of his Grand Sud region require emergency food aid in what the United Nations is calling a 'climate change famine."'

Source: Reuters, 10/12/2021

"Climate Scientists Created a SWAT Team for Weather Disasters"

"When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it?" "Friederike Otto and her colleagues jump into action during heat waves, floods, and fires to pinpoint if global warming is to blame."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 10/08/2021

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