climate

2021’s biggest climate and weather disasters cost the U.S. $145 billion

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The disasters just kept coming in 2021, from Hurricane Ida's destruction across Louisiana and the Northeast to devastating wildfires in the West and damaging storms, tornadoes and floods. Nearly half the U.S. was in drought, and extreme temperature spikes disrupted power supplies.

Devastating Colorado fires cap a year of climate disasters in 2021, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry

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Alongside a lingering global pandemic, the year 2021 was filled with climate disasters, some so intense they surprised even the scientists who study them.

2021 Arctic Report Card reveals a (human) story of cascading disruptions, extreme events and global connections

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The Arctic has long been portrayed as a distant end-of-the-Earth place, disconnected from everyday common experience. But as the planet rapidly warms, what happens in this icy region increasingly affects lives around the world.