Watts Up With That?

While at AGU14 they were still pushing the failed film Years of Living Dangerously, weather disasters supposedly exacerbated by global warming fail to materialize for the second straight year.


2014 a quiet year for weather disasters in the U.S.

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

The U.S. lucked out again this year, as large-scale weather catastrophes — including devastating and deadly hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires — were few and far between.

Not since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast in 2012 has a single natural disaster cost the U.S. tens of billions in damage, according to a report released today by CoreLogic. Sandy cost the U.S. about $70 billion.

“This is two straight years without big disasters,” said Tom Jeffery, a senior hazard scientist at CoreLogic, a private research and consulting company based in Santa Ana, Calif., that provides information and services to businesses and government.

Hurricanes, large tornado outbreaks and wildfires…

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