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Billion dollar weather events

January 4, 2012

Hello and a happy new year!

As we head into 2012, it seems like a good time to look back at trends, and the infographics below display an interesting, albeit alarming, trend in our weather patterns. Here is a map showing the number of weather events that have caused at least $1 billion in damage between 1980 and 2011.

 

And this is what those disasters look like geographically (via livescience):

 

 

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