UN highlights dramatic global rise in extreme weather since 2000

China and US worst affected as drought, floods and wildfires claimed 1.23 million lives.

Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide, and are likely to wreak further havoc, the UN has said.

Heatwaves and droughts will pose the greatest threat in the next decade, as temperatures continue to rise due to heat-trapping gases, experts said . Read More

Reuters in Geneva

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