A half-century of extreme weather events turbo-charged by man-made global warming has caused over two million deaths and $4.3 trillion in economic losses. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States suffered a high cost in relation to the size of their economies
According to WMO, climate and water-related hazards caused
- Close to 12,000 disasters between 1970 and 2021
- Developing countries were hit hardest, seeing nine in 10 deaths
- Developing countries also saw 60 per cent of economic losses from climate shocks and extreme weather
To read more, visit here.