CEO: Climate Costs Now Higher than Cost of Solutions

October 8, 2021


For September, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 67.8°F, 3.0°F above the 20th-century average, the fifth-warmest September in the 127-year period of record. For the year-to-date, the contiguous U.S. temperature was 57.0°F, 1.9°F above the 20th-century average, ranking 10th warmest in the January-September record.

NCEI updated the 2021 billion-dollar weather and climate disaster dataset to include 10 additional events — five severe storm events, four tropical cyclone events and one wildfire event. This brings the year-to-date total to 18 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the U.S. and is four events shy of the 2020 record for the most disasters on record in a calendar year.

One Response to “CEO: Climate Costs Now Higher than Cost of Solutions”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Ah, but the climate costs are to society as a whole, while the solution costs would have put a large burden on FF company shareholders and employees. The cost of promoting doubt about CC and lobbying politicians was far less to them than the loss from the decline of FF use.

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