The world’s 10 most expensive climate-related weather disasters in 2020 together cost more than $145bn in uninsured losses and disrupted the lives of millions of people, according to Christian Aid. The huge economic and human costs of global warming have been hammered home in a new report by the charity this week, which highlights the extent of the damage caused by how climate-related floods, windstorms, tropical cyclones and fires in 2020.
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For most, the year 2020 will be remembered as the year Covid-19 first caused devastation across the world. But it could also shape up to be the hottest year on record, according to the latest climate data. Global average temperatures observed so far this year are currently closely tied with those seen during the same period in 2016, the current record holder. “Both 2020 and 2016 have had very similar year-to-date temperatures,” Dr Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute in California, tells The Independent. “A little more or less warming in December could push us slightly above or slightly below.”
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