The climate crisis has already cost the U.S. billions of dollars and too many lives

As of July 15, 2022, the United States has already experienced devastating extreme weather events such as heat waveswildfiresdroughttornadoes, and winter storms. So far in 2022, 1 drought and 8 severe storms are billion-dollar disaster events that have cost the U.S. over $10 billion and have left 8 dead. Without decisive action and bold investments in clean energy and resilient infrastructure, we won’t be able to stem the worst impacts of climate change, making it more difficult to save our people, our country, and our planet.