Natural disasters since 1900: Over 8 million deaths, 7 trillion US dollars

Posted by on April 18, 2016 1:20 pm
Categories: health

More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called CATDAT, which looks at examining socioeconomic indicators as well as collecting and evaluating socioeconomic loss data through time. The database has built a massive base for his post-disaster risk model which helps governments and aid organizations with catastrophe management and assessing rapidly the scale of a disaster.

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