|Title||Economic Growth in the Face of Weather and Climate Extremes: A Call for Better Data|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Linwood Pendleton, Thomas R Karl, Evan Mills|
|Journal||Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union|
|Keywords||climate, economics, extremes, risk management|
The U.S. economy has grown to be the world's largest, even in the face of the most varied and costly weather and climate extremes on the planet (see http://www.munichreamerica.com/webinars/2013_01_natcatreview/MunichRe_III_NatCat01032013.pdf). Nevertheless, these extremes continue to take a toll on the nation, diverting public and private funds while limiting economic growth and jobs and threatening the well-being of Americans. Extreme weather events affect every state and manifest differently by region (see Figure 1 in Supporting Information in the online version of this Forum and http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/summary-stats).