The world is facing the problem of global warming and this thing is not hidden from anyone. The challenge of global warming is increasing continuously. Now a United Nations report has revealed that the year 2020 has been the hottest year in history for the continent of Asia. Giving this information in its annual report ‘State of the Climate in Asia’, the United Nations’ Global Meteorological Organization ‘World Meteorological Organization’ told which country has suffered the most.
The World Meteorological Organization has said in its report that rising temperatures have had an effect in every region of Asia. In Asia, the temperature in the year 2020 was about 1.39 degree Celsius higher than the average temperature from 1981 to 2010. Through this report, the WMO said that billions of dollars were spent to deal with harsh weather and climate change affecting the whole of Asia in the year 2020. But even during this time the damage to infrastructure and the environment continued.
The report also gave information about the average economic losses to the countries of Asia due to climate change. According to the report, China’s economy has suffered a loss of about Rs 17 lakh crore ($238 billion) in the year 2020 due to climate change. India has suffered a loss of 6.5 lakh crores i.e. $ 87 billion. Japan has suffered a loss of 6.2 lakh crores ($83 billion) and South Korea has suffered a loss of 1.7 lakh crores ($24 billion).
It has been told in the report that in the year 2020, about 50 million people were affected due to floods and storms. Climate change has also threatened the process of sustainable development and has created food shortages and insecurity. In addition to the billions of dollars in damage to the economies of Asian countries, floods, storms and drought have affected the whole of Asia.