National Center for Environmental Education, NOAA
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- These graphics can be used as data/evidence in any discussion or talk about the influence of climate change on extreme weather events.
About the Content
- Based on data compiled by the National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NCDC), the U.S. has sustained 203 weather and climate disasters since 1980 in which overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (at the time of review - numbers updated annually).
Comments from expert scientist:
- Wonderful graphics that are very clear
- Methodology and data sources explained
- 1980-current year to date billion-dollar disaster event frequency for US and each state/US territory
About the Pedagogy
- Resource includes various interactive graphical displays (frequency mapping, time-series graphs, summary statistics, and chronological table of events) for individual disaster events (drought, flooding, freeze, severe storms, tropical cyclones, wildfires, winter storms) as well as consolidation of all events.
- User can customize range of years and disaster types, to help visualize how disaster costs change over space and time.