The disasters just kept coming in 2021, from Hurricane Ida's destruction across Louisiana and the Northeast to devastating wildfires in the West and damaging storms, tornadoes and floods. Nearly half the U.S. was in drought, and extreme temperature spikes disrupted power supplies.
Alongside a lingering global pandemic, the year 2021 was filled with climate disasters, some so intense they surprised even the scientists who study them.
(Northern Rockies News Service) 2021 has been a year of extreme weather events in Idaho. Among the worst and most unforgettable was an extreme heat wave.
Some major cities could see their highest Christmas temperatures in nearly 100 years, while others could be in need of an all-new record book for Christmas.
The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, was so unusual in its duration and strength, particularly for December, that a lot of people including the U.S. president are asking what role climate change might have played.