And as discussions about climate in Washington surge, the impact of extreme weather has gained politicians'attention.
Judging from the fact that there are storms and tropical storms in people's minds at this time in 2019. It is reported that since the 1980s, hurricanes have been growing steadily in their naming capacity. When some weather conditions are large enough to become tropical storms, people will give them a name.
There were 93 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean in the 1980s. In the 1990s, there were 110 named storms in the area, and in the first decade of this century, that number increased to 151. In the second decade, the number of named storms has reached 150 so far, and is still at the peak of storms in the 2019 season.
But extreme weather is not just hurricanes. A study of Severe Disastrous weather, which has caused more than $1 billion in damage, shows that such disastrous weather has increased significantly since the 1980s. The study cited data from the National Environmental Information Center.
Since the 1980s, there have been 250 such severe disasters, 111 of which have occurred in the past decade. It should be noted that the data for 2019 do not include data after May 2019, so Hurricane Dorian is not included.