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The United Nations reports $4.3 trillion in damages and 2 million deaths caused by extreme weather in 50 years

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More than 2 million people are dead in over 12,000 extreme weather, climate and water events over the last 50 years old, United Nations weather agency said Monday.

maximum weather events Owns also caused economic damage of over $4.3 trillion.

The stark conclusion came from the World Meteorological Organization when it opened its four-year conference among members countriesClick on the message more Needs to be done to improve the alert systems for Maximum weather events by the target date of 2027.

The Geneva-based agency has repeatedly warned of the impact of man-made Climate change, he said rising The temperatures increased in frequency and intensity of Maximum weather – Including floods, hurricanes and droughts.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says early warning Systems helped reduce Climate-related deaths and others weatherrelated disasters.

Most of The economic damage came between 1970 and 2021 in United States – a total of $ 1.7 trillion – while nine in 10 deaths worldwide took place in developing countries.

The Secretary-General of the Organization (WMO), Petteri Taalas, said that Cyclone Mocha, which swept Myanmar and Bangladesh this month, is an example. how “The most vulnerable communities, unfortunately, bear the brunt of weather, climate and water-related hazards”.

“In the pastMyanmar and Bangladesh suffered death fees of dozens, even hundreds of thousands of people, referring to previous disasters. Thanks to early warnings and disaster management, these catastrophic death rates are now fortunately reduced history. “

“Early warnings save lives,” he said.

The results were partial of a update to the WMO Atlas of Fatalities and economic losses due to weather, climate and water phenomena, previously covering nearly 50year period up to 2019.

The maximum temperatures were the highest cause of reported deaths; It was flooding main cause of economic losses.

In Africa, the World Meteorological Organization more Of the 1,800 disasters and 733,585 deaths related to weather, climate and water extremes – including floods and storm surges. Tropical cyclone Idai was the most costly in 2019, which reached $2.1 billion in Damages.

Almost 1,500 disasters hit Southwest Pacific, causing 66,951 deaths and $185.8 billion in economic losses.

Asia faced over 3,600 disasters that claimed 984,263 lives and 1.4 trillion dollars in Economic losses – that cost Mostly because of the effect of Tornadoes. South America has 943 disasters resulted in 58484 deaths and over $115 billion in economic losses.

More than 2,100 disasters in North America, Central America and the Caribbean resulted in 77,454 deaths and $2 trillion in economic losses.

Europe has seen nearly 1,800 disasters, resulting in 166,492 deaths and $562 billion. in economic losses.

Last week, the WMO projected a 66% chance it inside next Five years, Earth face a year That averages 1.5 °C (2.7 °F) warmer than in mid nineteenth centuryand up to a key threshold targeted by the Paris Agreement of 2015.

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