Last year was the hottest since the temperature was recorded in Asia. Climate-related damage suffered by each country amounted to tens of trillions of won, and it was analyzed that Korea also suffered an average annual loss of 28 trillion won.

Correspondent Han Se-hyeon.

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World Meteorological Organization announced in its annual report that "Last year, the Asian temperature was 1.39 degrees higher than the 1981-2010 average."

This is the highest since official temperature records were made.

The World Meteorological Organization in particular emphasized that the Arctic region, Russia's Verkhoyansk, recorded 38 degrees, which is an exceptionally high level.

He also pointed out that such an increase in temperature caused extreme climate change, leading to enormous human casualties.

About 50 million people in Asia were affected by floods and storms last year, and more than 5,000 people died.

Apart from human casualties, the scale of climate-related damage suffered by each country also amounted to tens of trillions of won.

In terms of total loss by country, China had the largest annual average of KRW 278 trillion, followed by India and Japan with KRW 102 trillion and KRW 97 trillion, respectively.

The World Meteorological Organization estimated that Korea also suffered a loss of about 28 trillion won.

Considering the size of the economy, Tajikistan suffered the largest amount of damage, accounting for 7.9% of its gross domestic product (GDP).

[Peteri Talas/Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization: We must take new initiatives to avoid the human and economic losses associated with climate change.] The

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said, “Climate-related risks, especially floods, storms and droughts, are common in many countries. "If such adverse effects continue, a significant blow to sustainable development is inevitable," he warned.