Global warming bigger threat than coronavirus: Red Cross

by SammyNovember 19, 2020

Red Cross says the world has been hit by more than 100 climate change-related disasters since the WHO declared the pandemic

The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as is to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross says, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than COVID-19.

Even as the pandemic rages, climate change is not taking a break from wreaking havoc, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a report.

In its report on global catastrophes since the 1960s, the Geneva-based organisation pointed out that the world had been hit by more than 100 disasters – many of them climate-related – since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic in March.

More than 50 million people had been affected, it said.



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