Environment

Top 10 Natural disasters in 2009

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http://feww.wordpress.com/category/unisdr/

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Top 10 Natural disasters in 2009

 

The ten deadliest disasters are almost all located in developing country whereas USA only appears in top 10 in number of event. There are a high number of disasters in the USA, however compared to the other countries in the list, the loss is less. For example Indonesia, which had less disaster in 2009 than the USA, however, more people had been killed during these event, then in the USA.  ... Read more about Top 10 Natural disasters in 2009

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Number of people killed, injured, homeless and otherwise affected by natural disasters between 1980-2005

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

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Number of people killed, injured, homeless and otherwise affected by natural disasters between 1980-2005

the most impacted population are in India, China and Africa. It’s because of the infrastructure and prevention are less developed than USA or EEA. Asia is vusialised as such a big part also because of the high population density.  ... Read more about Number of people killed, injured, homeless and otherwise affected by natural disasters between 1980-2005

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World map of natural catastrophes for 2010

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http://reliefweb.int/map/chad/world-map-natural-catastrophes-2010

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World map of natural catastrophes for 2010

Repartition of all the natural disasters in the world in 2010.  You can see that there is quite a high number of blue and green dots, which means hydrological as well as meteorological events. Quite a high percentage is concentrated in the eastern part of the United States. As well as in South-East Asia occur a high number of these disasters.  ... Read more about World map of natural catastrophes for 2010

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Total number killed, injured, homeless and affected by geological disasters

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

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Total number killed, injured, homeless and affected by geological disasters

 

map of people impacted by geological disasters such as earthquakes. The most country affected are Japan, India, Africa, South America, Middle East. This also relates to the previous images, which shows along these countries the strongest seismic activities. ... Read more about Total number killed, injured, homeless and affected by geological disasters

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Scientific speciality / seismology

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http://plateboundary.rice.edu/downloads.html

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Scientific speciality / seismology

 

Earthquake which can cause tsunami as well.  We can see that the strongest are located near Japan, Indonesia, and Andes. Mainly earthquakes happen where different plates crash. You can see that in the image, where the red dots occur. ... Read more about Scientific speciality / seismology

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Tropical Depression

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http://discovermagazine.com/2007/sep/map-where-do-hurricanes-do-the-most-damage/

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Tropical Depression

Repartition of Tropical depression in the world, we can see the most impacted area like Japan or the Gulf of Mexico. The map shows the past 150 years of hurricanes on earth until 2005. As you can see, the most powerful hurricanes of category five appear in the area around Japan. This is due to the high sea temperature in this region ... Read more about Tropical Depression

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natural disasters in European Economic Area member countries 1980 to 2009

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http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/figures/natural-disasters-in-eea-member

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natural disasters in European Economic Area member countries 1980 to 2009

Increase of natural disasters in Europe (European Economic Area) during the same period.  In average, there seem to me more meteorological as well as hydrological events. This can be for example floods or storms.  ... Read more about natural disasters in European Economic Area member countries 1980 to 2009

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Natural disasters inthe United States, 1980 - 2008

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http://www.desmogblog.com/insurance-giant-says-natural-disasters-becoming-more-frequent

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Natural disasters inthe United States, 1980 - 2008

Evolution of natural disasters in the United States about 1980 to 2008. The number of events more than doubled since 1980. We can see that the Meteorological and climatological disasters are maybe coordinate with the climate change. This disasters are for example storms, which is shown in green, or extreme temperatures, which is shown in yellow. ... Read more about Natural disasters inthe United States, 1980 - 2008

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Growing Awareness of Natural Disaster Mitigation Measurements

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http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/newscartoon.asp

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Growing Awareness of Natural Disaster Mitigation Measurements

This image should visualize that natural disasters will not decrease and it is important to start adapting measurements. ... Read more about Growing Awareness of Natural Disaster Mitigation Measurements

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