GENEVA — The UN office for disaster risk reduction said Wednesday that worldwide reported economic losses from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes, and other climate-related disasters surged to total nearly $2.9 trillion over the past 20 years.
UNISDR, as the office is known, said the reported loss of resources and assets like homes, factories, and farms due to more frequent and widespread climate-related disasters rose 151 percent compared to the previous 20-year period. (Read more)
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