‘Historic’ weather: why a cocktail of natural disasters is battering the US
As the world heats up, weather events will increase and overlap, testing the limits of nation’s resiliency and recovery.
Summer in the American west is off to an explosive start, with extreme weather events ravaging multiple states in recent weeks. In Montana, historic flooding devestated communities and infrastructure in and around Yellowstone national park and forced a rare closure. Further south, reservoirs sank to new lows, triple-digit heatwaves left millions sweltering, and wildfires ripped through Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska and California.