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Damage from natural disasters almost doubled in 2017 compared to 2016

Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas According to German reinsurer Munich RE, natural disasters caused more damage in 2017 than in any the previous five years, with much of the damage caused by extreme weather events linked to climate change, above all severe hurricanes, flooding and fires. Last year, natural disasters caused USD 330 billion worth of damage,...

Over 25% of world’s land will dry up if Paris goals are missed

Credit: George Safonov/USAID A new study in Nature Climate Change says that over a quarter of the world’s land will significantly dry up if the earth’s temperature rises by two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next three decades, the upper limit for the global average temperature rise set by nations under the Paris...