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Natural Environment

Land
 
62 50%
Ocean / Sea
 
35 28%
Weather
 
32 26%
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
28 23%
Plants / Kelp
 
12 10%
Fish
 
10 8%
Land Mammals
 
10 8%
Air
 
9 7%
Microbes
 
9 7%
Birds
 
6 5%
Invertebrates
 
5 4%
Marine Mammals
 
5 4%
Arachnids
 
4 3%
Fungi
 
4 3%
Insects
 
4 3%
Amphibians
 
3 2%
Groundwater
 
3 2%
Atmosphere
 
2 2%
Reptiles
 
2 2%

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Erosion
 
31 25%
Extreme Temperature
 
29 23%
Ice / Snow Change
 
24 19%
Flooding / Draining
 
20 16%
Permafrost Change
 
19 15%
Extreme Precipitation
 
16 13%
Landslide / Avalanche
 
14 11%
Fire
 
13 10%
Seasonal Timing
 
12 10%
Drought
 
6 5%
Extreme Wind
 
6 5%
Pollution
 
6 5%
Sea/Land Level Change
 
6 5%
Death / Die-off / Decline
 
4 3%
Earthquake
 
4 3%
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
4 3%
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
3 2%
Algal Bloom
 
3 2%
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
3 2%
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
2 2%
Sinkhole / Crater
 
2 2%
Storm Surge
 
2 2%
Thunderstorm
 
2 2%
Tsunami
 
2 2%
Pathogen
 
2 2%
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
1 <1%
Glacier Change
 
1 <1%
Infestation
 
1 <1%
Volcano
 
1 <1%

Impact on Human Environment

Buildings
 
124 100%
Human Health
 
46 37%
Transportation
 
35 28%
Economic Impact
 
33 27%
Safety
 
27 22%
Sanitation
 
18 15%
Cultural Impact
 
17 14%
Energy
 
17 14%
Food Security
 
14 11%
Displacement
 
12 10%
Sports / Recreation
 
12 10%
Air Quality
 
11 9%
Water Security
 
11 9%
Agriculture
 
6 5%
Forestry
 
4 3%
Livestock
 
4 3%
Fisheries
 
3 2%
Aquaculture
 
2 2%
Burial Site
 
2 2%
Harvest Change
 
2 2%
Pets
 
1 <1%

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Month

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SUMMER
 
34
WINTER
 
27
FALL
 
24
SPRING
 
21

Country

United States
 
54
Canada
 
11
Russia
 
6
Norway
 
3
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
3
Greenland
 
2
Iceland
 
2
Ecuador
 
1
Mexico
 
1
Nigeria
 
1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 
1
Solomon Islands
 
1