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UN agency: 2M killed, US$4.3 trillion in damages from extreme weather over past half-century

May 22, 2023 
By The Associated Press Staff via CTV News


May 22, 2023, Geneva – The economic damage of weather- and climate-related disasters continues to rise, even as improvements in early warning have helped reduce the human toll, the UN weather agency said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization, in an updated report, tallied nearly 12,000 extreme weather, climate and water-related events over the past half-century around the globe that have killed more than 2 million people and caused economic damage of US$4.3 trillion. CTV News reports. | READ MORE


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