Billions of dollars lost in natural disasters: research


Climate change has brought misery to the lives of billions of people around the world this year, according to a new report. According to the BBC, a study by the charity Christian Aid has identified 10 extreme natural disasters caused by climate change. Each of these has caused more than 1.5 billion in damage.

According to the research report, Hurricane Ida, which hit the United States last August, and floods in Europe in July have had the greatest impact on the economy. Floods and cyclones have forced people in poor areas to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere.

Frederick Otto, a leading researcher, tweeted earlier this year that global warming is increasing due to human activity. This crisis will intensify in the future. There is growing evidence that climate change is associated with storms and cyclones.

In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first part of their sixth assessment report on climate change. Hurricane Ida hit the United States just weeks after the IPCC’s assessment report was released.

According to Christian Aid, Idar has had a devastating effect on the economy. Hurricane Ida caused heavy rainfall in many states and cities in the United States. For the first time, an emergency warning was issued for flooding in New York. Hurricane Idar killed at least 95 people and caused an estimated 6.5 billion in damage in the United States.

Last July, floods in Germany, France and other European countries were the second most costly in the year. The floods killed 240 people and caused 4.3 billion in damage.

According to a study by Christian Aid, extreme natural disasters have occurred in the developed world this year. Many more incidents have been recorded in the research report. The financial impact of these events is difficult to determine.
More than eight lakh people became homeless due to the cyclone that hit India, Sri Lanka and Maldives in May. Two lakh people took shelter elsewhere to survive the cyclone.

“It’s a huge impact on people,” said Kat Kramer, author of the research report Christian Aid. He added that it is difficult to lose a house, livelihood and everything and not have the resources to rebuild it. If people had insurance then there are some measures to be taken to avoid this catastrophe. But outside the developed countries there is no such opportunity.

The case is now pending in the Rawalpindi Bench of the Lahore High Court.

The attack killed 20 leaders and activists of Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and injured about 70 others.

There are four investigations into Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Investigators included the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Central Investigation Agency (FIA), the United Nations (UN) and Scotland Yard. They tried to unravel the mystery of the murder but to no avail.

A total of 12 documents were filed in the case and 355 appearances were recorded. 10 judges changed. A total of 141 people including 8 prosecution witnesses testified.

Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud, the main accused in the killing, was killed in a drone strike.

The other five accused Nadir Khan, Nasrullah, Abdullah, Ikramullah, Fayez Muhammad Kaskat were killed in encounters with intelligence agencies at different places.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowd of mourners.

Police arrested five accused. They are Aitzaz Shah, Sher Zaman, Rashid Ahmed, Rafakat and Hasnain Gul.

The FIA ‚Äč‚Äčlater arrested former president General Pervez Musharraf, former city police officer Saud Aziz and police superintendent Rawal Khurram Shehzad in the case. Although they later got bail from the High Court.

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