28 April, 2021
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Global Climate Risk Index 2021
GS-Paper-3: Environment – UPSC PRELIMS – Mains Application
The Global Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The report is annually released by Germanwatch, an environmental think tank and sustainable development lobbyist. The 16th edition of the Global Climate Risk Index was released on January 25, 2021. The Global CRI 2021 displayed data based on human impacts (fatalities) and direct economic losses due to extreme weather events in 2019 and between 2000 and 2019.
** India was ranked the seventh worst-hit country in 2019 in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021.
Global Climate Risk Index
Highlights of the 2020 year
The burden of development
Data about India
Tropical Cyclones – One of the Biggest weather-related loss events in 2019
A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure centre, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain and/or squalls.
Know the formation, characteristics and facts related to Tropical Cyclones at the linked article.
In the Climate Risk Index 2021 tropical cyclones led to six countries being listed among the bottom ten:
Source: German Watch
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