A report by the United Nations has said that 2 million people have lost their lives in the last 50 years due to climate change. A report by the World Meteorological Organization, a UN agency, mentioned that 90% of those killed were from third world countries.
$4.3 Trillion in Economic Damage
The agency fighter said that around 12,000 natural disasters were reported in the last 50 years, from 1970 to 2021. The economic loss to the world economy stands at $4.3 trillion, which is equivalent to the entire economy of Germany. WMO said that the developing world was hit the hardest, as it reported 60% of the overall economic loss.
Asia Saw Highest Death Toll
About half a million deaths took place in Asia alone as it was subjected to extreme weather conditions including floods, the report said. Although it’s almost impossible to stop climate and human-induced disasters, early warning systems were able to mitigate and reduce the loss of lives in the past few years.