Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes
Â“Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water ExtremesÂ” is a report released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report revealed that, from 1970 to 2019, climate change and extreme weather events have caused a significant surge in natural disasters, which have disproportionately affected the economically weaker nations.
The report highlights that only half of the 193 WMO members have multi-hazard early warning systems and there a huge lacunae in weather and hydrological networks in Africa, parts of Latin America and in Pacific and Caribbean island states. However, improved early warning systems have significantly reduced the number of casualties.