Tag: Disasters

Stunning Doubling of Severe Natural disasters in past 20 Years, many driven by Climate Emergency

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction issued a report today concluding that natural disasters caused by the human impact on earth’s climate have doubled in the past twenty years. Human beings have put increasing amounts of heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the past 40 years by driving gasoline cars and burning coal and natural gas for electricity and heating and cooling buildings. Using a comprehensive database, UNDRR found that from 2000 through 2019 there have been 7,348 huge disasters.

Stunning Doubling of Severe Natural disasters in past 20 Years, many driven by Climate Emergency