Climate Change: How much did it cost US economy in 2020? – BBC News


BBC News

Published on Feb 19, 2021

The year 2020 saw a record number of costly hurricanes, wildfires, and storms, resulting in billions of dollars in damages – including 22 extreme weather events that cost over $1bn each in the US.

Since records began in 1980, billion-dollar climate disasters have become much more frequent, and in total have cost the US economy $1.875tn over those four decades, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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