The US saw 14 billion-dollar disasters in 2019 — the world’s second-hottest year ever

Business Insider Australia | Jan 15, 2020 at 8:59 PM
  • Last year was the second-warmest the world has ever seen.
  • In dry areas, that means warmer air sucks more moisture out of the soil, drying out vegetation and raising the risk of wildfires.
  • In June alone, Arctic wildfires released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – the equivalent of Sweden’s total annual emissions.