Tag Archives: natural disasters

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

The BBC reports on the expected rise in global flooding in the coming decades: The number of people affected by river flooding worldwide could nearly triple in the next 15 years, analysis shows. Climate change and population growth are driving … Continue reading

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Threefold increase in natural disaster-related deaths in Asia-Pacific

Mintnews reports on the statistical increase in deaths caused by natural disasters recorded in recent decades in the Asia-Pacific region: The Asia-Pacific region has recorded a near threefold rise in deaths because of natural disasters, with over 700,000 recorded deaths … Continue reading

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Climate change will cost big business dearly, report warns

This article discusses how the economy in the US could be affected by the changing world: The report says the U.S. southeast will likely be affected both by sea-level rise and extreme temperatures, with the latter leading to 11,000 to … Continue reading

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April 2014, a month of extreme weather.

This April past has featured some of the most extreme weather since records began according to this article at wunderground.com: April featured disastrous floods in the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan (where a landslide on May 2nd killed as many as … Continue reading

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