Extreme weather comes at a cost
Climate and weather disasters in 2012 alone cost the American economy more than $100 billion
Estimated across the U.S.
Combined severe weather
Estimated for incidents across the U.S.
There are also public health threats associated with extreme weather
Children, the elderly, and the poor are most vulnerable to a range of climate-related health effects, including those related to heat stress, air pollution, extreme weather events, and diseases carried by food, water, and insects.