India Fourth on Climate Risk According to German Report (Download PDF)

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After floods in February and March due to unseasonal rainfall, India suffered from one of the deadliest heat waves in world history killing more than 2,300 people in May, followed by a much weaker monsoon than normal.

There were 4,317 fatalities in 2015 due to extreme weather events in India with a total loss of $40 billion- highest-ranking in terms of economic loss. India faced several types of extreme weather events in 2015.

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Report Includes

  • Four out of the 10 most impacted countries globally are African, They are
  • Four out of the 10 most impacted countries globally are African, They are 

    • Mozambique - rank 1
    • Malawi - rank 3
    • Ghana and Madagascar - both rank eighth
  • The hardest hit countries in the period 1996-2015 were Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti.
  • Heat waves claimed most lives last year.
  • In the 20 year analysis of weather extremes nine out of the ten most affected countries are developing countries in the ‘low’ or ‘lower-middle’ income category.
  • More than 4,300 deaths in India and more than 3,300 deaths in France show that both developing and developed countries are impacted by extraordinary temperatures.
  • There were more than 530,000 deaths caused by more than 11,000 extreme weather events, from 1996 to 2015.
  • Nearly $3.3 trillion (in purchasing power parities) in damages, from 1996 to 2015.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 9, 2016

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