Environmental Impact

A comparison of the impact of an earthquake Chile and Haiti

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http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article/read/worldriskreport-2011

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A comparison of the impact of an earthquake Chile and Haiti

The chart compares 2 earthquakes and their different results for the countries. The number of deaths for Haiti is far higher (higher population density and a lesser standard of living, worse conditions after the event). However, the material loss for Chile was higher due to a bigger economy but the actual impact of the economy was far less due to a higher GDP, quicker response and better measures after the event. Different factors of a country decide about the long-term impact of a natural disaster . ... Read more about A comparison of the impact of an earthquake Chile and Haiti

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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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The world’s costliest natural disasters in terms of economi losses since 1965

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http://www.poormojo.org/pmjadaily/archives/034402.php

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The world’s costliest natural disasters in terms of economi losses since 1965

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 2011 on the first place with a total damage of about 230 billion dollars. Equal cost damage of natural disaster have different impacts on economies depending on their economic power (GDP)! ... Read more about The world’s costliest natural disasters in terms of economi losses since 1965

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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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Typical Construction Features that Reduce Damage and Loss

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http://visual.ly/deadliest-natural-disasters

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Typical Construction Features that Reduce Damage and Loss

This image shows, what a house owner can do to prevent and mitigate a disaster. It shows several measurements which can be taken to make property more secure. ... Read more about Typical Construction Features that Reduce Damage and Loss

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Future Generations: An Organization Working to Alleviate Poverty

What You Can Do to Alleviate Poverty

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Shira Babow, http://afairtradeplace.com/2012/02/08/show-me-your-label-a-guide-to-fair-trade-labels/

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What You Can Do to Alleviate Poverty

This picture lists several ways in which you can help to alleviate global poverty. ... Read more about What You Can Do to Alleviate Poverty

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Global Undernourishment (2006)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Percentage_population_undernourished_world_map.PNG

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Global Undernourishment (2006)

This map shows the percentage of the population that is undernourished (the World Health Organization's standard of measuring hunger) by country. Sub-Saharan Africa, all of Asia, and Latin America are hunger hotspots, with a minimum of 5% of the population undernourished. ... Read more about Global Undernourishment (2006)

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