Causes of the storm-related deaths included exposure, heart attacks, and car crashes.
“It’s a pretty grim picture, and it’s trending worse,” one US Forest Service employee told BuzzFeed News.
NOAA announced that at least 688 people died from extreme weather in 2021, but BuzzFeed News has shown that the true toll is much higher.
No one is accurately measuring how many people are dying from climate change and extreme weather. This is a fatal mistake that takes pressure off political leaders.