2011-2020: Warmest Decade, yet Fewest Deaths due to Extreme Climate Events

According to a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report released on 5th December, 2023, the past decade (2011-2020) marked the warmest in history, with a paradoxical decline in the number of deaths from extreme weather events.

Key Highlights

  • Improved early warning systems, driven by advancements in forecasting and disaster management, contributed to the decrease in casualties.
  • In India, enhanced cyclone forecasting and evacuation procedures resulted in better preparedness and reduced risk to vulnerable populations.
  • Notably, this decade saw the visible recovery of the depleted ozone hole, attributed to the success of the Montreal Protocol.
  • Glaciers worldwide thinned by an average of 1 meter per ....
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