The Christian Aid annual report NGO quantifies the costs of the ten worst catastrophes of 2021, linked to extreme weather events.

The ten most serious natural disasters due to extreme weather events cost as much as 170 billion dollars in 2021. A significant increase compared to the 150 billion of the previous year.

This is explained by the annual report of the British non-governmental organization Christian Aid, according to which the weight of climate change is increasingly aggravating the situation.

Furthermore, these are absolutely partial data, since the damages taken into consideration derive solely from insured goods. It is clear that, if the other costs were also taken into account, the real figures would be much higher.

Precisely because of the methodology, the report focuses mainly on events that have affected rich nations, in which many people have taken out insurance policies, for example, real estate or cars.

Just think of South Sudan, where the floods affected about 800 thousand people but whose costs have not been calculated due to the particularly low portion of insured goods. therefore.

The document explains that there were at least 1075 victims, again for the ten events considered. While the people forced to leave their homes and lands were more than 1.3 million.

Ā«Some of the worst extreme weather events of 2021 actually hit poor countriesĀ», underlines Christian Aid NGO.

Specifically, the most costly catastrophe was Hurricane Ida, which caused flooding in New York, causing damage worth $ 65 billion, according to the report. In the second place, the torrential rains that hit Germany and Belgium in July cost 43 billion dollars.

Then follows the winter storm, Uri which caused serious damage to the electricity grid, especially in Texas, the total costs were estimated at 23 billion dollars.

The study also cites the July floods in Henan province, China (17.6 billion), those that were concentrated in November in British Columbia and Canada (7.5 billion).

Again, the late cold wave in France in April (5.6 billion), which hit numerous vineyards. Cyclone Yaas in India and Bangladesh (May, 3 billion) and in the end Typhoon In-Fa in China (July, 2 billion).


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