While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

President Obama delivers his 2020 DNC speech in support of Joe Biden.
READ: The Full Transcript of President Obama’s DNC 2020 Speech Last Night

President Obama delivered a powerful speech on the third night of the 2020 DNC. In it, he called out President Trump's handling of everything from police brutality to the pandemic, making the case for a Biden-Harris ticket.