KUALA LUMPUR – The world is set to face 1.5 disasters a day — 560 a year — by 2030 as humans put themselves on a "spiral of self-destruction" by heating up the climate and ignoring the risk, pushing millions more people into poverty, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.
In the past two decades, between 350 and 500 midsize to major disasters were recorded annually, but governments are "fundamentally" underestimating their true impact on lives and livelihoods, according to a biennial U.N. report on disasters.
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