Major Climate Disasters Cost the U.S. $165 Billion in 2022

A massive hurricane, a historic drought, and 16 other major disasters across the US collectively racked up $165 billion in damages and killed at least 474 people in 2022, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analysis published Tuesday.

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information track the biggest of the big disasters, each one costing at le…

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