Weather of Arabia - Climate change in the last decade has increased the cost of natural disasters, as rising sea levels and drought have increased the severity of floods and forest fires, according to insurance companies and experts in risk modeling.
The following is a list of the 10 most expensive events in the last decade, provided by RMS risk modeling company to Reuters, and the list includes disasters that have all occurred in the last five years, and includes disasters in order of economic losses, insured and uninsured, and the most expensive first.
After several years of drought in California, several fires have destroyed more than 100 million trees.
The 3 hurricanes devastated parts of Puerto Rico, Florida, the Caribbean and Texas.
Nearly 11 months of fires have affected 80% of Australians and killed or displaced at least 3 billion animals.
The devastating hurricane struck all of South Carolina and southwest Florida and with a height of four meters on the west coast of Florida.
The devastating hurricane struck Louisiana, causing floods in New York and New Jersey and torrential rain.
Between 12 and 15 July 2021, torrential rain caused record levels of rivers and left a chain of destruction, especially in Belgium and Germany, as well as in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Heavy monsoon rains and unusually hot temperatures in the Karakoram Mountains triggered an unprecedented melting of glacial ice, resulting in floods on June 14. The floods displaced 8 million people.
The two typhoons hit central and eastern Japan, and Faxai caused power outages in 900,000 homes, while more than 7 million people were asked to evacuate central Japan because of Hagibis.
Central Europe suffered 3 heatwaves over the course of the summer, including the highest temperature ever measured in Britain at 40.3°C (104.54°F).
An intense heatwave from June 25 to July 1 across western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States caused several wildfires.
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