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Published on 1 Sep 2021 4:40PM ·

Fish bones several meters from the shore in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada, USA, August 20, during a historic drought. The UN says weather and climate-related disasters have increased five-fold between 1970 and now. – EPA pic, September 1, 2021.

THE United Nations warned today weather-related disasters have skyrocketed over the past half-century, causing far more damage even as better warning systems have meant fewer deaths.

A report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) examined mortality and economic losses from weather, climate and water extremes between 1970 and 2019.

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