The last 10 years brought us 15 of the worst hurricanes ever recorded in the United States. They claimed more than 2,000 lives, destroyed millions of homes, and cost $310 billion in damages. These losses show us why the cost of not acting on climate change, which is likely to increase the number and intensity of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, is just too great.

And if anyone *still* needs convincing, this infographic says it all.

Courtesy of the UNC School of Government’s Online Master of Public Administration Program

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