More Than 600K Deaths Linked To Extreme Weather Over Past 20 Years, U.N. Report Shows Ahead Of Paris Climate Talks

New York Times: Extreme Weather Tied to Over 600,000 Deaths Over 2 Decades
“Weather-related disasters in the past two decades have killed more than 600,000 people and inflicted economic losses estimated at trillions of dollars, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that the frequency and impact of such events was set to rise. The figures were released before a United Nations-backed climate meeting, starting next Monday in Paris, at which more than 120 national leaders will try to rein in greenhouse gas emissions and slow the rise in global temperatures…” (Cumming-Bruce, 11/23).