More frequent heatwaves linked to the climate crisis, an ageing population and increased urbanisation have made this figure likely to increase in coming years, the European Environment Agency says in the latest report.
"The current financing gap is too high to sustain any real recovery needs of those on the front lines of climate catastrophe," says PM Shehbaz Sharif at Sharm el Sheikh conference.
Poorer regions, often the most vulnerable to climate shocks and natural disasters, are the worst equipped to face climate situations with multiple impacts.
Heatwaves are predicted to "exceed human physiological and social limits" in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and south and southwest Asia, the United Nations and the Red Cross say in a latest report.
Ecological disasters like the widespread drought and then massive flooding in Pakistan, are the "fingerprints of climate change," climate scientists say.
Oxfam calls on rich nations to compensate low-income countries, saying polluting G20 nations are responsible for over 3/4 of world’s CO2 emissions while 10 climate hotspots are collectively responsible for just 0.13%.
President Biden announces executive actions including $2.3 billion in investments to help build US infrastructure to withstand climate disasters.
Fierce heatwave in western Europe leaves much of the continent wilting under a scorching Sun, smashing temperature records and feeding ferocious forest wildfires.
With thousands dying and thousands of hectares of forest land turning into ash, Europe struggles to break the stranglehold of climate change-induced heat waves and wildfires.
A recent report found that all three major regions of the reef experienced bleaching after waters began to warm last December.
These don't just include natural disasters amplified by climate change; other major factors include Covid-19, economic meltdowns and food shortages, a UN report said.
The impact of rising temperature has increasingly been felt in recent years — including record-shattering wildfires, heatwaves, and extreme rainfalls that caused massive floodings.
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