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Deadly record: 950 natural disasters killed 295000 people in 2010

2010 was a record-breaking year for natural disasters. According to Insurance ERM, a website dedicated to enterprise risk management, this makes 2010 the second-highest year of natural catastrophes since 1980. With a current yearly average of 785 natural catastrophes, 2010 saw in increase of more than 20% in occurrences of natural disasters. Furthermore, the high […]

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Losses from natural disasters could triple by 2100: report

(Reuters) – Global losses from natural disasters could triple to $185 billion a year by 2100, excluding the impact of climate change, according to a report, which calls for a shift in focus from relief work to preventative measures. The joint report by the United Nations and the World Bank, published on Thursday, said the […]

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