If you think the pandemic is dragging on forever, prepare yourself for our climate change future. The year felt like the aftermath of a major disaster, with heat waves, hurricanes, fires, floods and freezing weather contributing to a deadly year – and the death toll was alarmingly low. Concerns over resources, especially water, are increasing as the drought continues in the West. Government action to address climate change is stagnant and limited.
We look back at the year on climate change and see disasters getting worse and more frequent as our world shifts from climate-polluting fossil fuels.