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Climate Change: How much did it cost US economy in 2020? Climate Change: How much did it cost US economy in 2020?
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The year 2020 saw a record number of costly hurricanes, wildfires, and storms, resulting in billions of dollars in damages.The year 2020 saw a record number of costly hurricanes, wildfires, and storms, resulting in billions of dollars in damages.
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 four decades, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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.
The United States officially rejoins the Paris Climate Agreement on Friday, reversing the withdrawal by Donald Trump. Video by Joaquim Salles