Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN
Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

Geneva (AFP) – Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday.The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some $2.97 trillion.The figure far outstrips the 4,212 major natural disasters recorded between 1980 and 1999, the UN office said in a new report entitled “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019”.The sharp increase was largely attributable to a rise in climate-r…

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