The World Meteorological Organization has updated data in its Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water-related hazards. The data now cover the period 1970 to 2021.
- Extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused nearly 12 000 disasters from 1970-2021
- Reported economic losses are US$4.3 trillion and rising
- The death toll is at 2 million, with 90% are in developing countries
- Mortality rates have fallen thanks to early warnings
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