2018 saw another near-record number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the U.S.
The 2018 numbers are in and once again, the vast majority of the globe was warmer than average.
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.
Scientists have concluded that rising sea levels caused by global warming threaten new homes in the greater Philadelphia area, including in New Jersey and Delaware.
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.
Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.