90 Percent of US Counties Have Experienced a Climate Disaster in Past Decade

This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. 9 in 10 US counties have experienced a climate disaster in the last decade, report finds Ninety percent of all counties in the United States have experienced a weather disaster over the past decade, and these climate-fueled events have caused more than $740 billion in damages, according to a new report from the climate adaptation group Rebuild by Design. The “Atlas of Disaster,” a first-of-its-kind study published on Wednesday, analyzes a decade of federal disaster spending to reveal which parts of the country have been…

FEMA Isn’t Only Solution to Climate Disaster. Government Must Fund Mutual Aid.

June 1 marks the start of hurricane and wildfire season. This is a time when many wait with baited breath, wondering how they will survive another storm even as they have yet to recover from prior weather emergencies. This is the time of year when anxiety kicks into high gear, and when post-traumatic stress disorder can take hold. This is the time of year when one vows to prepare, but limited resources make it impossible to do so. While the start of wildfire and hurricane season has always been anxiety-inducing, the climate crisis has introduced new cause for concern. Climate…

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