Billion dollar weather events
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):