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Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report

From Australian bushfires to Atlantic hurricanes, insurance damages were the highest annual total ever, says Christian Aid study

The world’s 10 costliest weather disasters of 2020 saw insured damages worth $150bn, topping the figure for 2019 and reflecting a long-term impact of global warming, according to…

  • Agence France-Presse
  • The Guardian

The same disasters claimed at least 3,500 lives and displaced more than 13.5 million people.

From Australia’s out-of-control wildfires to a record number of Atlantic hurricanes through November, the true cost of the year’s climate-enhanced calamities was in fact far…

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