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The loss of natural disasters in the United States was as high as 306 billion dollars in 2017

via:环球科技     time:2018/1/10 10:37:02     readed:287

The total loss broke the 2005 record of $215 billion, and NOAA tracked the one billion dollar weather disaster in 1980. Of the five most expensive hurricanes in American history, three were created in 2017. Hurricane Harvey caused the loss of large flood in Texas to 125 billion US dollars, next to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, while hurricane Maria lost 90 billion in Puerto Rico, ranking third. Fifth expensive "IRMA" hurricane swept through Florida is $50 billion. The Western wildfire caused by high temperature has caused a loss of up to $18 billion, more than three times more than a record.

The former chairman of the American Meteorological Society, University of Georgia professor of Meteorology Marshall Shepard (Marshall Shepherd) said: "although we must be careful to cause subconscious discussion, (many scientific studies) show that some extreme climate change today's effect on them."

NOAA published the data at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Austen, Dezhou. The United States has an average of six times a year of 1 billion dollars in weather disasters, with a loss of more than $40 billion a year. NOAA climate monitoring manager Dirk Arndt (Deke Arndt) said that the $1 billion climate disaster is likely due to increased tropical storm caused by climate change, more floods, as well as other than climate change, such as location, building to people.

The risk of the University of South Carolina and vulnerability research institute director Susan Carter (Susan Cutter) said in an e-mail, "given the increasingly frequent extreme weather, especially in the coastal areas of the United States, it is perhaps time for the development of the city more resilient and sustainable."

The meteorological department also said that in 2017, the average temperature in the United States was 12.6 degrees Celsius, the third hot year in the history of the United States, which was second only to 2012 and 2016. Five of the hottest years in the history of the United States appeared after 2006.

Arndt said the United States has been over the average for 21 years in a row, just like the warming effects of the rest of the world. The burning of coal, oil and natural gas releases gas that absorbs heat and changes the earth's climate. The temperature in all 50 states was higher than the average for three consecutive years. 5, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina and New Mexico experienced in 2017 has the warmest year on record. The record of temperature can be traced back to 1895.

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