Lowest In a Century: Global Deaths From Natural Catastrophes

The good news is that according to Max Roser (2015) Natural Catastrophes the current decade is very near the low point of the last century in terms of deaths from natural catastrophes. Indeed, if you remove earthquakes from the equation, we are at the low point.


As we welcome in 2016, we can all be thankful for the fact that Extreme Weather is Not Increasing and indeed over the last century annual average global deaths from storms and droughts in the 2010s is down by a factor of more than 100 to 4,230. The only lower decade in the century was the 1950s at 3,526. Compared to 484,399 in the 1920s we certainly have come a long way!

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