Extreme Weather Claimed 480,000 lives since 2000

Extreme Weather Claimed 480,000 lives since 2000

In the last 20 years, nearly half a million people have lost their lives in natural calamities due to extreme weather conditions, reported by a new assessment about the direct threat posed to humanity by climate change.

The under-developed countries are more victims of climatic disasters like flooding, heatwaves, and storms.

According to think tank calculation at the start of the Climate Adaptation Summit which has taken place virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic, due to these calamities, the global economy suffered a shocking $2.56 trillion this century.

According to an analysis of more than 11,000 extreme weather events, there are almost 480,000 deaths since the year 2000 and the most affected countries were Puerto Rico, Myanmar, and Haiti.

Wealthier nations should fund $100 billion annually so that the poorer states can cope with rising temperatures and changing climate. It was decided in Paris Climate Deal in 2015. But according to recent research, the actual amount of funding accessible to underdeveloped countries for climatic conditions is much lesser.

Germanwatch’s Global Climate Index observed the effects of extreme weather incidents in the last two decades. It specifically examined the 2019 storm season, which caused cyclones and hurricanes that affected parts of the Caribbean, East Africa, and South Asia.

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This clearly indicates that poor countries are the main victim of extreme weather events and they need to be financially assistant stated by co-author David Eckstein.