Weary Of Many Disasters? UN Says Worse To Come

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.”

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