Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather 

Resource Author: Daniel Weiss

The Center for American Progress conducted an analysis of federal government spending on disaster relief from 2011-2013, but found that there is no comprehensive account of current costs of extreme weather and other climate change impacts. 
An infographic that illustrates the rise in federal disaster-relief expenditures amid extreme weather that is becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change, such as floods, storms, droughts, heat waves and wildfires.
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