Global Warming

Infographic On The Energy-Water Collision: How Hot, Dry Summers Impact Water and Power Generation

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Max Frankel
Infographic On The Energy-Water Collision: How Hot, Dry Summers Impact Water and
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Every year, the United States consumes more than 3 trillion KWh of electricity. This power is generated by coal-fired power plants, nuclear plants, solar panels, hydroelectric damns, wind turbines, geothermal wells, and other sources and it requires water to produce. ... Read more about Infographic On The Energy-Water Collision: How Hot, Dry Summers Impact Water and Power Generation

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Satellite Data Indicates Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt

Satellite Data Indicates Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt
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ASA says new satellite measurements indicate unprecedented recent Greenland ice sheet surface melt. The images above show the extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet over just a four day period - from July 8 (left) and July 12 (right). Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40% of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. This melting dramatically accelerated to an estimated 97% of the ice sheet surface by July 12. On average in the summer, about half of the surface of Greenland's ice sheet naturally melts. ... Read more about Satellite Data Indicates Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt

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Cost benefits through natural disaster mitigation?

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http://www.quanterra.org/risk.htm

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Cost benefits through natural disaster mitigation?

Chart shows the cost benefits through mitigation measures on the example of a landslide. It shows that only a certain effort in mitigation measures gain cost benefits. If to less measures are taken, the frequency and the impact of the events are still too high and a better optimum can be found. If too many measures are taken, the cost of mitigation and management will outnumber the gained benefits! ... Read more about Cost benefits through natural disaster mitigation?

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

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http://peacewindsamerica.org/why-asia-pacific/

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer in a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about Natural Disaster Risk Index

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Annual economic loss from natural disasters as a percentage of GDP

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http://forum.maplecroft.com/showpage?section=cartograms&topic=cartogram_of_nat_dis_eco_loss_percent_GDP

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Annual economic loss from natural disasters as a percentage of GDP

The grafic shows the economic impacts for different countries. Even so that a lot of disasters hit the US the economic loss is insignificant. South Americas well as the Asian Regions, Africa and India are far more vulnerable for such events. ... Read more about Annual economic loss from natural disasters as a percentage of GDP

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Natural Disasters frequency and costs from 1980 to 2010

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328474.200-last-year-costliest-on-record-for-natural-disasters.html

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Natural Disasters frequency and costs from 1980 to 2010

The frequency and the costs of natural disaster, which are linked to the climate change are constantly increasing (storms, extreme temperature, droughts, floods...) . The global loss reached 375 billion dollars in 2011, which equals about 0.5% of the global world product. ... Read more about Natural Disasters frequency and costs from 1980 to 2010

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Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

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http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2012/world/countdown-to-rio/

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Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

Over the 20 last years about 2/3 of the world population were exposed to natural disaster. Most of them are affected by floods and droughts. 1.3 million have been killed, whereas far most of them by earthquakes. ... Read more about Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

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The largest Natural Catastrophes from 1970-2011 world wide

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https://www.allianz.com/en/press/news/studies/news_2011-03-23.html

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The largest Natural Catastrophes from 1970-2011 world wide

Most of the shown natural disaster happened on islands, near the sea and at tectonic borders.  Overall loss ranges from 8 - 125 billion USD. Damage partly insured. Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Hurricane have the biggest potential to destroy facilities. ... Read more about The largest Natural Catastrophes from 1970-2011 world wide

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