The four years with the most billion-dollar disasters have all happened since 2011.
These states have suffered the most billion-dollar weather and climate disasters since 1980.
Between 2010 and 2017 more than 700 homes in Delaware — worth roughly $500 million — were built on land that’s projected to be inundated at least once a year on average by 2050 unless pricey measures are taken to keep the water away.
Sea level rise will threaten hundreds of thousands of homes in the coming decades — and many communities have built a striking number of new homes in the future flood zone.
Trees have widespread climate benefits, from lowering cooling costs to reducing our carbon footprint.
See how trees in these cities are improving air quality, reducing flood risks, and offsetting carbon emissions.
As the climate warms, parts of the world have recently seen new records for tropical cyclone intensity.