WMO report: Asia hit hardest by climate change and extreme weather

Asia remained the world’s most disaster-affected region in 2023 due to weather, climate and water-related hazards. Storms and floods have hit the hardest, a new report published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Tuesday reveals. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2024/04/1148886

Climate and weather related disasters surge five-fold over 50 years

01 Sep 2021

Over the past five decades, disasters related to weather, climate or water hazards, have become a regular occurrence, responsible for the deaths of at least 115 people, and causing $202 million in economic loses every day, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), launched on Wednesday.


Water-related hazards dominate list of 10 most destructive disasters

22 Jul 2021

Against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global climate, water-related hazards top the list of natural disasters with the highest human losses in the past 50 years, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

WMO releases ‘tell-tale signs’ of extreme weather conditions around the world

23 Dec 2022

From extreme floods to heat and drought, weather and climate-related disasters have affected millions and cost billions this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, describing the “tell-tale signs and impacts” of intensified climate change.