Thursday, February 07, 2013

Remember 2011, when "number of billion dollar weather disasters" was the benchmark for U.S. extreme weather? After that number dropped 21% in 2012, that benchmark has been temporarily abandoned

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[EDF president Fred Krupp] Eleven weather disasters in 2012 carried a greater than $1 billion price tag
NOAA: 2011 sets record for billion dollar weather disasters in the U.S. - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post
2011 has established a new benchmark [they eventually settled on 14 billion dollar weather disasters, including two snowstorms] for extreme weather in the U.S.

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