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Climate change is making natural disasters, like floods and hurricanes, a lot worse.
As climate change makes natural disasters worse, countries are struggling to cope.
The combination of climate change, population growth and urbanization has put an unprecedented number of people in the path of destructive weather events over the last 30 years, according to a report released on Monday by the 上海龙凤贵族宝贝 World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
Natural disasters now affect over 170 million people every year — up from 60 million just three decades ago. The total cost of destructive storms, floods and droughts has jumped from $14 billion to $40 billion annually.
As disasters worsen, people living in cities and costal regions are likely to suffer most, according to John Roome, senior director for climate change at the World Bank.
“Increasingly, populations are also moving into urban areas a[……]