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U.N. Report: Extreme Weather Cost $2.9 Trillion over Last 2 Decades

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U.N. Report: Extreme Weather Cost $2.9 Trillion over Last 2 Decades
A new United Nations report says the damages caused by extreme weather events and other so-called natural disasters have cost $2.9 trillion in economic losses over the last twenty years. This is professor Debarati Guha, who contributed to the report. Debarati Guha: “We really need to have some disaster risk reduction and disaster risk mitigation, that is adaptation for the short term, for a five to ten year period. Poor people in poor countries do not have 20 years, 30 years, 40 years. Most of these children will be dead. This is what is going to happen. Either they will...
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