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Survivors of weather-related disasters may have accelerated ageing: Study

As the final impact on the survivors' mental and physical health remained to be tallied, a group of biologists led by Snyder-Mackler looked towards one of our close evolutionary cousins for the first clues.

Survivors of weather-related disasters may have accelerated ageing: Study(Britta Pedersen/dpa/picture alliance )
Survivors of weather-related disasters may have accelerated ageing: Study(Britta Pedersen/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Feb 10, 2022 09:22 AM IST

Weather disasters cost $170 billion in damages this year, $20 bn more than last

The most expensive disaster in 2021 was hurricane Ida, which lashed the eastern United States and caused around $65 billion in damages. After crashing into Louisiana at the end of August, it made its way northward and caused extensive flooding in New York City and the surrounding area.

Palm tree debris on the street during Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. (Bloomberg)
Palm tree debris on the street during Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. (Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 06:26 AM IST
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