Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods and Droughts Quadrupled in Cost Since 1980

“A new report looks at the price of climate-linked natural disasters and how global warming is making them worse.”

“Lisa Paul was still recovering from the wildfire trauma of 2017 when she experienced a renewed wave of sickening dread last week, the skies above her home and vineyard in the mountains east of Sonoma, California, filled with lightning that sparked hundreds of wildfires.

“I had pretty close to a panic attack when the Hennessy Fire, near Lake Berryessa, exploded into almost a mushroom cloud,” she said, adding that she could see the blaze just over the hills, “where the 2017 fires crested.”

The Wine Country fires of two years ago were fanned by a diablo wind that pushed the flames directly toward her property, destroying gardens, orchards and vineyards.”

Bob Berwyn reports for InsideClimate News August 25, 2020.