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Counting the cost: A year of climate breakdown

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2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record.

Extreme weather hit every populated continent in 2018. The economic cost ran high – into the billions – but the human cost was higher: injury, death and displacement.

This report looks at 10 of the most destructive weather events of 2018, across countries rich and poor, and their devastating consequences.

Published on 28 January 2019

Resource language
  • Global
Themes – Areas of work
  • Climate change