Which country suffers the most from extreme weather?

Which country suffers the most from extreme weather?

Answer: Puerto Rico

Source: Global Climate Risk Index 2021 by Germanwatch

Research group Germanwatch found that between 2000 and 2019

Puerto Rico suffered 24 extreme weather events

including Hurricane Maria which battered the island in 2017

Second worst hit during the same time period was Myanmar

followed by Haiti, Philippines and Mozambique

Over 475,000 people lost their lives between 2000 and 2019

as a direct result of more than 11,000 extreme weather events

Source: Global Climate Risk Index 2021

Which country was affected the most in 2019 alone?

Answer: Mozambique

In March 2019, Mozambique was battered by cyclone Idai

which brought 105mph winds and triggered devastating floods

Source: Global Climate Risk Index 2021

Zimbabwe was the second worst affected country

followed by the Bahamas, Japan, Malawi

Tropical cyclones led to six countries being listed

among the top 10 worst hit countries

Germanwatch says their frequency and severity will increase

with every tenth of a degree in global average temperature rise

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