From extreme flooding in Manhattan, Kan., to high electric bills, climate change costs us

“Sixteen of last year’s disasters each caused more than $1 billion in damages. Together, they cost $306 billion, which beat the previous record by more than $100 billion. Wildfires out West cost triple the previous record, or $18 billion. And as the flooding in Kansas this week should remind us, this is a local problem, too. “