News > Weather disasters driven by climate change killed two million in last 50 years: UN agency
Weather disasters driven by climate change killed two million in last 50 years: UN agency
India Today | 03/09/2021 09:00 AM | Click to read full article
The number of disasters, such as floods and heatwaves, driven by climate change have increased fivefold over the past 50 years, killing more than 2 million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses, a UN agency said.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says its "Atlas" is the most comprehensive review of mortality and economic losses from weather, water, and climate extremes ever produced.