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Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030
(The Guardian, 23 Apr 2020) New research finds 147 million will be hit by floods by the end of the decade – ‘the numbers will be catastrophic’.
The number of people harmed by floods will double worldwide by 2030, according to a new analysis.
The World Resources Institute, a global research group, found that 147 million people will be hit by floods from rivers and coasts annually by the end of the decade, compared with 72 million people just 10 years ago.
Damages to urban property will soar from $174bn to $712bn per year.
By 2050, “the numbers will be catastrophic,” according to the report. A total of 221 million people will be at risk, with the toll in cities costing $1.7tn yearly.
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