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October 11, 2023

New research reveals spiralling economic and human costs of climate change

Flooding damage Derna Libya
Aftermath of devastating floods in the Libyan city of Derna in September: the WWA’s latest study shows how human-made climate change made the intense rainfall and flooding in the region last month much more likely (Photo: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters)

Low-income economies suffer the most with an average GDP loss of 1 per cent a year because of high levels of loss of life caused by more frequent and more intense extreme weather events Extreme events linked to climate change are estimated to have cost at least $2.86tn, or an...

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