New abnormal: Climate disaster damage ‘down’ to $268 billion


              FILE - A man sits in the sun at Carcavelos beach, outside Lisbon, Friday, July 8, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
            
              FILE - A road ends where floodwaters washed away a house in Gardiner, Mont., June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
            
              FILE - Children walk in an area impacted by the drought near the Solimoes River, in Tefe, Amazonas state, Brazil, Oct. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros, File)
            
              FILE - Cracked earth is visible at a tributary leading into the dried arid stretch of the Poyang Lake in north-central China's Jiangxi province on Oct. 31, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
            
              FILE - A youth runs over what remains of the glacier, that lost most of its volume during the last years, on top of the Zugspitze mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
            
              FILE - A Somali woman and child wait to be given a spot to settle at a camp for displaced people amid a drought on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia on Sept. 20, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
            
              FILE - The bridge leading from Fort Myers to Pine Island, Fla., is seen heavily damaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Pine Island, Fla., Oct. 1, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
            
              FILE - Somalis who have been displaced due to drought settle at a camp on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia, Sept. 19, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
            
              FILE - A boy cools off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 26, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
            
              FILE - A goose walks across a dried bed of Lake Velence in Velence, Hungary, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File)
            
              FILE - Mari Carmen Zambrano poses for a photo on her broken and wet bed as she dries it outside her home that lost its roof to Hurricane Ian in La Coloma, in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
            
              FILE - A firefighter extinguishes flames as the Oak Fire crosses Darrah Rd. in Mariposa County, Calif., on July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
            
              FILE - Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city, a district of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, Aug. 30, 2022. This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain, File)
New abnormal: Climate disaster damage ‘down’ to $268 billion