More natural disasters due to climate change
Over the last twenty years, more than 7,000 disasters were recorded worldwide. In the previous two decades, there have been more climate-related natural disasters: floods, storms, droughts, and wildfires. The number of extreme temperatures rose by 232% from 1980-99 compared to 2000-19.
Disasters claimed more than 1.2 million lives and affected a total of over 4 billion people. Additionally, disasters led to approximately US$ 3 trillion in economic losses worldwide.
However, the total number of natural disasters is not higher because more have been recorded in the past 20 years. Such events are registered by EM-DAT from ten dead or 100 people affected.