See the Extreme Cost of Extreme Weather

National Geographic News

A chart of the most costly U.S. weather disasters shows billion-plus-dollar events have been increasing in recent The main reason: More people are living on higher value properties in vulnerable places, such as coasts. But as the atmosphere warms, scientists expect destructive weather itself to become more common. Estimates from NOAA are not yet available. All figures are in 2017 dollars. An earlier version of this graphic was published in the September 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine.

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Teens are making historical events go viral on TikTok – what does a history teacher think?

The Guardian

There is a long-held stereotype that teenagers spend a lot of time online, uninterested in real life events. People who say that clearly haven't seen them on TikTok, where they are engaging in the unexpected: teaching history lessons. Nadia Jaferey, a former staffer for Kirsten Gillibrand, drew attention to the phenomenon in October, when she tweeted out a thread of her favorite TikTok history re-enactments. She linked to several videos where teenagers played out key points in history, with special effects and audio to boot. I asked a history expert to watch the videos and comment: my old history teacher, Izzy Jones, who is now vice-principal at my old high school in London.

January was the third warmest on record ever

Daily Mail - Science & tech

This past January was the third warmest on record, a new analysis of global temperatures has revealed. The data show January was .92 Two of the three top January temperatures have occurred in the past two years, and the most recent anomaly comes right on the heels of the hottest year in 137 years of record keeping. This past January was the third warmest on record, a new analysis of global temperatures has revealed. The data show January was .92

The UN General Assembly Just Laughed in Trump's Face as He Bragged of His Successes

Mother Jones

President Donald Trump on Tuesday prompted audible laughter on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly as he attempted to describe the impressive accomplishments of his presidency. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump said as the audience broke out in laughter. Acknowledging the startling response, the president smiled and said, "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay." Many noted that the moment, while brief, perfectly distilled how world leaders view their US counterpart. Following the interruption, Trump continued to push his signature America First agenda, rejecting "globalism" while emphasizing what he described as America's sovereignty on the world stage.