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Climate change has a severe impact on the global economy
Evidence for humankind's acceleration of climate change has increased
Science drives AccuWeather's actions on climate change

Key Highlights

Climate change has a severe impact on the global economy
Evidence for humankind's acceleration of climate change has increased
Science drives AccuWeather's actions on climate change

AccuWeather Climate Change Statement

Climate change is a matter of intense interest and global importance. Weather and climate events have an annual impact of trillions of dollars on the global economy and remain top concerns of leaders worldwide impacting people, communities, and businesses, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report. From historic floods to devastating wildfires to more intense hurricanes, a warming planet is disrupting lives and communities at a relentless pace. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the U.S. has sustained 376 weather and climate disasters since 1980, causing damages/costs that have reached or exceeded $1 billion apiece.

The evidence is clear, there can be little doubt that humans are contributing to global warming and continue to influence the world’s climate. Climate change is not new, and our climate has undergone many transformations over millions of years. But there is overwhelming evidence that it is being accelerated by humans, especially over the last half-century mainly by the burning of fossil fuels, but also through deforestation, an increase in paved surfaces, and the release of methane gas.

As an organization rooted in science, AccuWeather uses climate models and AI along with our weather and climate expertise, our unique experience in prediction science to promote better, safer and more healthful conditions for all people. We achieve these goals by providing the most accurate weather and climate forecasts; comprehensive analysis, reporting and awareness of climate change, and the continued development of superior products to help people and businesses make better decisions and take responsible actions to prepare for climate change threats.

Our approach to climate change coverage on our various AccuWeather editorial platforms is to impart the information people want and need in the clearest way possible. We strive to inspire others to do more for our environment and to benefit future generations by providing windows into actionable solutions, and we share and celebrate stories of climate change mitigation.

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