There were about 9,000 deaths from natural disasters in 2019, 40% fewer than in 2018 and 82.7% fewer than the average over the last 30 years. The annual economic costs of disasters have stayed about the same.
There were about 9,000 deaths from natural disasters in 2019, 40% fewer than in 2018 and 82.7% fewer than the average over the last 30 years. The annual economic costs of disasters have remained about the same.
In 2019, "820 natural catastrophes caused overall losses of US$150bn, which is broadly in line with the inflation-adjusted average of the past 30 years."
Munich Re writes: "820 natural catastrophes caused overall losses of US$ 150bn, which is broadly in line with the inflation-adjusted average of the past 30 years."