01-25-2018 15:41 PM - last edited 10-22-2018 02:35 AM
What 2017 taught us about climate and extreme weather?
It’s official: 2017 was the costliest year on record for natural disasters in the United States, with a price tag of at least $306 billion. Climate scientists have been warning about extreme weather, that it would become more frequent and intense in new ways. Yet 2017 still seemed like a brutal wake-up call to nature’s extraordinary power, and the frightening possibilities of this warmer world. This dashboard displays information about all the megadisasters that devastated USA in 2017.