Climate change plays a huge factor in how our Earth reacts. The number of natural disasters has increased a lot in the last century and it is due to climate change. The number of natural disasters in 2019 was three times as many as thirty years ago. 820 of these natural disasters caused insured losses in 2019.
The number of people carrying insurance for natural disasters has doubled since 1980. Humankind is delving deeper into nature which causing an imbalance in the procedure and resulting in natural disasters.
According to an insurance company, the total cost of damage in the shape of natural disasters since 1980 was approximately $5 trillion – only of which a quarter was insured. The most expensive natural disaster was the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan which registered around $210 billion in damage.
Take a look at the following infographic which sheds a light on the rising number of natural disasters around the globe since 1980.
Infographic by: statista