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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. 

To read the article, click here.

Source: The Economist

Sachiye Day, VERTICES research assistant. sachiye@vertices.com

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