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2011's Billion-Dollar Disasters: Is Climate Change to Blame?
Description: In 2011 the United States experienced weather events that rivaled or exceeded some of America's most iconic weather extremes-the "Super" tornado outbreak of 1974, the Dust Bowl summer of 1936, and the great Mississippi flood of 1927. In all, 14 billion-dollar weather disasters pummeled the United States, killing more than 1,000 and costing $55 billion. At least two other weather disasters may end up costing $1 billion by the time the accounting is complete. [Source: Weatherwise]
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Source: Weatherwise
Publish Date: 3/1/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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