Leaving behind the bitter memories of Covid-19, the year 2022 started with hopes. Got freedom from the lockdown and breathed freely in the world. But this year the world had to bear the anger of both nature and humans. In the second month of the year, a war broke out between Russia and Ukraine, due to which the world got divided into almost two parts. Droughts, unprecedented floods, and wildfires forced us to rethink the meaning of development.
In the year 2022, the world was shaken by flood, fire and drought. Every country of the world was seen struggling with disaster. According to the United Nations and other organizations monitoring weather activities, the world has faced the brunt of the weather. According to Berkeley Earth, an American organization that monitors the temperature of the world, the last 8 years have emerged as the warmest years since the mid-1800s (since the temperature is being compiled). June 2022 has been the hottest month in the world in the history of 222 years. The temperature in European countries had gone near 40 degrees. Let us know how the weather in 2022 has hit the world in different ways.
America: Hurricane broke history, loss of thousands of crores:
According to NASA, in September 2022, Ian storm, which reached America from the Gulf of Mexico, destroyed all records. The US economy suffered a total loss of $10 billion due to the storm. The same 101 people were killed unnecessarily. America had declared this storm as the biggest natural disaster of 2022. Many cities of America were submerged due to the storm. Strong wind gusts caused the most damage in Southwest Florida.
Europe: Drought breaks 500-year record:
According to World Weather Attribution (WWA), heatwaves in June and July killed more than 20,000 people in Europe. Due to the record increase in temperature, the drought broke the record of the last 500 years. According to the World Economic Forum, the temperature in Europe went up to 42 degrees in June-July. More than 1977 incidents of fire were recorded in the forests this year.
India: 241 days of weather in the first 9 months:
Severe heat, floods, forest fires and storms caused damage to the country. According to the report of the Centre for Science and Environment, 2755 people have died in the country due to natural calamities. The crops grown on 18 lakh hectares of land have been destroyed. 4,16,667 houses were destroyed while 70 thousand animals were killed.
According to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), one-third of Pakistan was submerged in this year’s floods. 3.25 lakh houses have been destroyed and more than 3000 million dollars have been damaged.
57 killed every day in Russia-Ukraine war
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has completed 306 days. According to the United Nations, 17,595 Ukrainians have lost their lives in the war so far. That is, every day 57 people have lost their lives at the hands of the Russian army. 6826 local people is killed. According to the Kyiv School of Economics, by September 2022, the economy of Ukraine has suffered a loss of about $ 12,700 million, which may take a long time to recover.
The challenge of rebuilding Ukraine
According to the World Bank, Ukraine’s economy has also shrunk by 35 percent this year. 34,900 million dollars will be needed to reform Ukraine. This amount is too large and equal to one and a half times the economy of Ukraine before the war. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the world economy has also been hurt in the fighting. The rate of the global economy has come down to 2.2.
Millions of people are living without electricity and water
Millions of people in Ukraine are living without electricity. The children are not getting food.