Camp Fire, CA - 2020
The number and intensity of natural disasters have increased in the past few decades. Between 1980 - 2019 the cost of events that exceeded $1 billion in damage totaled $1,825,000,000,000 (trillion).
18,000 cumulative fire detections were reported in California, Oregon, and Washington combined.
8.2 million acres have been burned in 2020 - approximately 6,201,255 football fields.
New York Times
The estimated cost of the 2020 Atlantic Season is about $65,000,000,000 (billion).
"Shorter snow season, less snow overall, but the occasional knockout punch," Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer said. "That's the new world we live in."
Environmental Protection Agency
The US has experienced an overall decrease in the amount of annual snowfall (1) and snowpack (2). This is detrimental to habitats, water supplies, and recreation.
The Climate Project focuses on natural disaster rates and intensity in the US, however, climate change disproportionally affects various parts of the Earth. Please continue to educate yourself on how climate change related disasters impact other countries.