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The rising costs of hurricanes

The impact of climate change on economic losses from tropical cyclones is a major concern. New research shows that — like changes in population and assets — climate change may double global losses from hurricanes.

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Figure 1: Global economic losses from storms in regions affected by tropical cyclones (in US$ billions).


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Hallegatte, S. The rising costs of hurricanes. Nature Clim Change 2, 148–149 (2012).

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