29 Apr '11, 4pm

2010 extreme weather cost lives, health, economy

The data in the tables and graphs of this report come from the National Climatic Data Center’s Storm Database, which allows the user to search for information by state, time period, event type, and many other criteria. Using this database in conjunction with FEMA incident reports and preliminary damage assessments allowed us to compile information about fatalities, injuries, and economic damage in the absence of comprehensive annual reports. The National Weather Service, Insurance Information Institute, Swiss Re, National Agricultural Statistics Service, and NOAA produce annual reports that provide more accurate data on property losses, crop damage, and other effects of severe weather events. Information pertaining to the science of climate change, observed trends from the 20th century, climate models, and projections for the 21st century under different emissions scenario...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/29/2010-extreme-weather/

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