If it seems like extreme weather disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires are becoming more frequent, severe and costly, it’s because they are. And that trend is influencing people’s movements.
Since 1980, the United States has experienced 258 “billion-dollar weather and climate disasters” – defined as disasters resulting in $1 billion or more in economic losses – totaling $1.75 trillion in losses, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. About two-thirds of these disasters and three-quarters of these losses have occurred since the early to mid-2000s.
Natural disasters force millions of people to move every year, a trend which is expected […] Read more