The frequency of natural and human-induced disasters has increased significantly over the past decade. Over 39,000 incidents involving casualties have resulted in the deaths of 2159 people, 13.1 million animals and damages amounting to MNT 950 billion. Between 2007 and 2017, the natural disasters that affected Mongolia most frequently included forest fires (2216), strong winds (245), floods (250) and dzud (8).
The long-term warming trend has continued in 2018, with the average global temperature set to be the fourth highest on record. The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).