In 2020, the damage to the United States from natural disasters to exceed $ 100 billion – Rossiyskaya Gazeta


In the United States, damages from natural disasters and natural disasters will exceed $ 100 billion this year. This was announced on Tuesday by President Joe Biden, speaking in Colorado.

“Natural disasters cost America $ 99 billion last year,” he quotes TASS master of the White House. According to him, this year the record will be broken, “it will be over $ 100 billion.”

Biden said last week during his travels to Hurricane Ida-hit states that last summer, 100 million Americans were affected by extreme weather events, from wildfires in the west to flooding in the east. “Climate change poses an existential threat to our lives, economy, and this threat is already here. It will not get better, the question is whether it could get worse,” the US President said, promising to actively implement his program to combat global warming.


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