Where the U.S. Is Shrinking

Whether measuring the height of a mountain or the size of the GDP, we need a similar kind of statistical consistency.

When to Worry About the Weather

Wondering about weather and climate disaster worries, we can look at how the numbers are trending for billion dollar events.

What a Disaster Can Cost Us

Looking at the past, we can plan for the future by being able to quantify disaster costs that range from hurricanes to drought.

Comparing Covid-19 to Past Costly Disasters

Looking at the economic impact of past costly disasters can help us develop policies that target where and how Covid-19 will affect us.

How to Calculate the Cost of a Disaster

To determine the disaster cost of weather and climate events, the U.S. government has to decide what to include and how to assess the value.

The Reason This Winter Was Not So Bad

NOAA’s high impact snowstorm ranks relate to economic growth through municipal snow removal costs, closed businesses, and the supply chains that halted.