Natural disasters over the past two decades
have killed over 600,000 people
and caused trillions of dollars in damage,
according to the United Nations.
The UN released the report called
"The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters"
on Monday Nov. 23.
The study found that there were
an average of 335 weather related disasters
annually between 2005 and August of this year.
That's a 14% increase from 1995 to 2004,
and nearly twice as many as in
the years from 1985 to 1994.
The report said the 5 countries hit the hardest
by weather related catastrophes were the United States,
China, India, The Philippines and Indonesia.
Since 1995, weather disasters have killed
606,000 people, left 4.1 billion injured,
homeless or in need of aid.
U.N officials warned that the death toll
would rise if greenhouse emissions were not reduced.
For NewsBeat Social, I'm Christelle Koumoué.