Daily Chart: Natural Disasters
The Economist “Daily Chart” displays a map showing the costliest natural disasters since 1980. They note the general trend of deaths have clearly declined,adjusting for the growth of population. However, “[e]conomic costs, though, are rising as people and industrial activity cluster in disaster-prone areas such as river deltas and earthquake fault lines,” according to The Economist.
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Source: The Economist
Sachiye Day, VERTICES research assistant. firstname.lastname@example.org