If you think the pandemic is dragging on, prepare for our climate change future. This year has felt like one major disaster followed another, with heat waves, hurricanes, fires, floods and freezing weather all contributing to a deadly year – and the death toll has been alarmingly underestimated. Concerns about resources, especially water, are growing as the drought in the West continues. Government action to address climate change remains stalled and limited.
We have looked back over the past year at climate change and disasters that are getting worse and more frequent as our world is changed by fossil fuels that pollute the climate.