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The State Of The Climate In Asia 2023

The State Of The Climate In Asia 2023:

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released a report titled “The State of the Climate in Asia 2023,” which sheds light on the alarming impact of climate change.

  • The report highlights the severe consequences of extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and environmental changes in the Asian continent.

Key Highlights of the Report:

  • Asia experienced 79 extreme weather events in 2023, affecting over nine million people.
  • Over 2,000 deaths were directly attributed to these disasters.
  • Floods and storms caused the highest number of casualties and economic losses in Asia in 2023.
  • The report noted that Asia has warmed faster than the global average and the warming trend has nearly doubled since the 1961-1990 period.
  • The accelerating rate of key climate change indicators such as surface temperatures, glacier retreat and sea level rise will have major consequences for Asia, its economy and ecosystems, the report emphasised.