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Eric Holthaus
A reminder: Weather and climate disasters have cost Americans *half a trillion* dollars this year. That's just one year, in one country.
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Jill S. 23 Oct 17
Replying to @EricHolthaus
the cynic in me is wondering who is working to profit off these disasters. :(
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Sh Kayen 23 Oct 17
Replying to @EricHolthaus @leslieR
And plz don't forget how many deaths, as well as environmental disasters left from destruction.
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Alexey Pavlov 23 Oct 17
That's 500,000,000,000 USD! Annual budgets of combined are below 30,000,000,000 (~6% of these costs).
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Naomi Nagata 23 Oct 17
Replying to @EricHolthaus
And that chart was made *before* the catastrophic worst-in-history California wine country fires this October.
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Simon says 23 Oct 17
That can’t be true because as we know from the GOP’s climate change is a hoax. Lol 😂
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Serenity Foods 23 Oct 17
Replying to @EricHolthaus
...and the year is still in full swing!
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fredsr44 23 Oct 17
Replying to @EricHolthaus
Decades ago remember climatologists remarking we were at the end of a long, stable weather cycle that allowed development of civilization.
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Carlos Mariscal 23 Oct 17
Well, we used to average 1-3 $Billion Disasters a year. It’s... more now.
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Lou Cadle 24 Oct 17
Replying to @EricHolthaus
also, the heat in AZ was relentless for 2nd year in a row. A/C costs, infrastructure wear and tear, jets couldn't fly out of PHX sev . days.
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Lydia 24 Oct 17
Replying to @EricHolthaus
where did you get this figure from? which report? would love to use in a presentation, thank you
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