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We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

India lost $79.5 billion due to natural disasters in 20 years, says UN; 2002, 2015 costliest drought spells in two decades

India has suffered economic losses of $79.5 billion due to natural disasters during the last two decades, according to the United Nations.

Between 1998 to 2017, two of the worst years for lower-middle income countries — a category that India falls into — were 2002 when a severe drought in India affected 300 million people, and 2015 again with a drought hitting India and other countries, according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction report released on Wednesday…

 

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

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Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images Hurricane Michael sweeps the beachfront properties of Shell Point, Florida, on Wednesday.

Hurricane Michael made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday before making its way toward Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. Already, the storm has killed at least 13 people and left hundreds of thousands more without power.

As experts draw comparisons to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the world is reminded yet again of the extreme devastation made possible by climate change.

Scientists have uncovered mounting evidence that climate change influences major events – like heat waves, droughts, and heavy rains – which have become more frequent and severe.

A new report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that the world’s temperatures could escalate to catastrophic levels by 2040. The resulting damage could trigger a $US54 trillion global economic loss and force many people to migrate from their homes….

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