Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Natural disasters in the first half of 2022: the loss of millionaires

Catherine Early Catherine Early meteor united kingdom 4 minutes
australian floods
Australia’s floods are the costliest disaster of 2022 so far.

Meteorological disasters dominated global natural disasters in the first half of 2022, with damage from tornadoes, floods, extreme heat, wildfires and droughts. for billions of dollarsAccording to a global insurance company analysis.

Munich Re accounts for the damage caused by natural disasters around the world. Extreme rainfall and flooding have occurred in eastern Australia Most Expensive Natural Disaster of 2022 So far, US$6.6 billion has been lost.

Queensland and parts of New South Wales Record rainfall and floodsAnd the last week of February was the warmest since 1900.

the United States had the largest meteorological damageWith approximately US$28 billion during the first six months of the year. A series of severe storms accompanied the tornadoes as the main cause: in early April the tornado destroyed more than $3 billion in property, while the severe storm caused $22 billion in damage, including $17 billion in insurance damages.

One thing is becoming very clear: Climate change has powerful effects. more and more clear, And the consequences are becoming more apparent to people around the world.

in Europe, extreme heat and dry conditions They caused water shortages and wildfires in the early summer, especially in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Winter storms, particularly in February, swept through northern and northwestern Europe, causing Hurricane-force winds In some places, parts of Ireland, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, northern Germany and along the Baltic coast hit particularly hard. total loss US$5.2 billion,

dry europe
Drought in Europe has also been very costly.

However, the losses due to natural disasters in the first half of 2022 were lower than the comparable months of 2021. Total damage caused by floods, earthquakes and storms about $65 billioncompared to $105 billion a year ago.

major deaths

The biggest human tragedy was caused by a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan. about 1.200 persons He died when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake devastated the eastern part of the country. Globally, about 4,300 people lost their lives in natural disasters in the first half of 2022, an increase compared to previous years.

Leading research institutions such as Colorado State University believe that the current weak La Nia conditions may change. more clear During the main phase of hurricane season in September, with hurricane activity at the upper end of the scale. Munich Re forecasts about 18 named tropical storms, eight hurricanes and four of them major category.

Ernst Rauch, Munich Re’s chief climatologist and head of the Climate Solutions Unit, said: “They may all be separate events for different reasons, but taken together, one thing is becoming extremely clear: the powerful force of climate change. effect is taking place more and more clear, And the consequences are becoming more apparent to people around the world. ,

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