Get ready. The world is going to face more catastrophes in the near future.
That’s the prediction from a new United Nations report.
If current trends continue, UN officials said, the world will jump from around 400 disasters per year in 2015 to 560 disasters a year by 2030.
By comparison from 1970 to 2000, the world suffered about 100 “medium to large scale disasters” a year.
Disasters can mean anything from a hurricane and wildfires to earthquakes, flooding, and droughts.
A top UN official warned of the financial and human toll, “If we don’t get ahead of the curve it will reach a point where we cannot manage the consequences of a disaster.”
Does this report worry you?