The number of billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. has more than doubled in recent years, mostly due to hurricanes and wildfires that experts suspect are fueled in part by climate change.

Health Risks due to Climate Change

Tropical diseases like dengue fever have been making their way into the US in areas that it previously never occurred. One of the biggest health risks is heat stress, which can lead to kidney and cardiovascular disease. In 2017 157 million more people were exposed to extreme heat than in 2000. More info: