Report: Climate Risk Index: 2017 broke records for extreme weather

This article discusses a measure of the trouble we are in from global warming – Climate Risk Index: 2017 broke records for extreme weather. Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar have topped a 173-nation ranking of countries most affected by climate disasters. Extreme weather caused record damage in 2017, and developing nations bear the brunt, authors say.

Two Caribbean island nations and one South Asian country have topped the newest Climate Risk Index as worst-affected by extreme weather in 2017.

Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and Dominica ranked one to three in the index, followed by Nepal, Peru and Vietnam, based on their level of exposure and vulnerability to destructive weather events.

According to the report by Germanwatch, 2017 was the world’s most devastating year for extreme weather on record.

 

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