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While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

Eden McCarthy pets her dog Hina in the rubble of her home destroyed by the Almeda Fire, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Talent, Ore. (AP Photo/John Locher)
‘A New Future’: 40,000 Evacuate, the Skies Turn Red, and Air Quality Plummets as Fires Burn in the West

The wildfires have led to surreal, dystopian conditions across the West that, more than any data or report, visibly highlight the growing and very real threat of climate change.