By Mikey Mathieson •
Published: 14 Oct 2020 • 13:08
Natural Disasters have doubled since 2000 with climate change at the heart of the increasing number which has doubled since 2000 according to the United Nations.
The UN Office for Disaster Reduction reported 1.23 million people have been killed in natural disasters since the turn of the century.
All over the world, 7,348 disasters have occurred including earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires and droughts, which have cost over 3 trillion dollars.
One expert said climate change is the cause of these figures and is turning Earth into an “uninhabitable hell”.
China with 577, and the United Stated with 467, recorded the largest number of disasters from 2000 to 2019, followed by India with 321 events.
Over the last 20 years we’ve seen major flood figures double to 3.254, whilst drought and intense temperatures have caused huge amounts of destruction. Within this time among the biggest natural disasters have occurred including the Boxing Day Tsumani which took 230.000 lives.
Debarati Guha-Sapir of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters at the University of Louvain, Belgium, who provided the analytics for the report, said, “If this level of growth in extreme weather events continues over the next twenty years, the future of mankind looks very bleak indeed.”
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