Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report

From Australian bushfires to Atlantic hurricanes, insurance damages were the highest annual total ever, says Christian Aid study

The world’s 10 costliest weather disasters of 2020 saw insured damages worth $150bn, topping the figure for 2019 and reflecting a long-term impact of global warming, according to a new report.

The same disasters claimed at least 3,500 lives and displaced more than 13.5 million people.

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