Analyzing U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather & Climate Disasters: The Latest Data & Tools Used in Weather and Climate Legal Proceedings
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The U.S. has sustained 372 weather and climate disasters since 1980, where overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including CPI adjustment to 2023). The total cost of these 372 events exceeds $2.630 trillion. The accelerating growth over these years of these financial impacts greatly exceeds the US GDP and inflation growth. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disaster Program provides data and analysis on these disasters. This information is essential for litigators, insurance companies, researchers, and others.