August 10, 2007

Significant increase in natural disasters

More news of the CGS:

The number of natural disasters in the world has increased significantly. Extreme heat waves, drought, fires and storms such as hurricanes increased from 200 to 400 per year between 2004 and 2006, according to the United Nations.

Floods increased from 60 to 100 per year during the same period. So far this year there have been 70 serious flooding events, in for example China, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Colombia.

Extreme heat waves occured more frequently than normal in four parts of the world, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.


At August 10, 2007 4:49 PM , Anonymous Tim said...

Have we reached a point where I can punch someone in the head for driving a giant pickup truck and they'll know exactly what I mean?

At August 10, 2007 6:48 PM , Blogger Matt_J said...

Either way, unleash those fists of justice.


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