Due to Climate Disasters, 2 Million People Died Worldwide in 50 Years

Due to Climate Disasters, 2 Million People Died Worldwide in 50 Years

Due to increase in climate intensity, 2 million people died in about 12 thousand disasters between 1970 and 2021. This was reported by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

On the occasion of the opening of the World Climate Congress, WMO presented an estimate of the damages caused by the effects of climate change.

According to the report, countries around the world lost 4300 billion dollars during 51 years due to climate disasters.

The World Organization said that 90 percent of the deaths occurred in developing countries.

The report further stated that while the death rate in such disasters is now decreasing due to improvements in disaster management and early warning systems, vulnerable countries are still the most affected by weather, environment and water-related disasters. There is a heavy burden to bear.

The 12-day congress in Switzerland aims to make early warning services accessible to everyone on Earth by 2027.

According to the report, 47% of the deaths due to weather events occurred in Asia and in this regard, Bangladesh is the most affected country, where more than 520,000 people died in 281 incidents.

More than 60% of economic losses due to climate disasters occurred in developed countries, but in most cases this loss was only 0.1% of their GDP.


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