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Estimated U.S. Retail E-commerce 199-2007

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http://www.ecommerce-land.com/images/ecommerce-stat.jpg

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Estimated U.S. Retail E-commerce 199-2007

This image is a chart of the estimated U.S. sales in percentage from 1999-2007. The chart shows how the percent of retail has increased dramatically since the early beginnings of the internet.  ... Read more about Estimated U.S. Retail E-commerce 199-2007

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E-Commerce vs. Gas Prices

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http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44177666/ns/today-today_news/t/high-gas-prices-boost-online-sales/

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E-Commerce vs. Gas Prices

Increasing gas prices seems to correlate with increasing e-tail sales and could be one of the many factors as to why e-commerce is getting popular.  There is a significant increase in e-tail sales during the fourth quarter due to Christmas shopping, but we can see the steady increase of e-tail sales over time when comparing the same quarter each year. ... Read more about E-Commerce vs. Gas Prices

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Implementation of mitigation measures

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http://csrn.mcgill.ca/program.html

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Implementation of mitigation measures

Through which measures can cost benefits be gained? In that example benefits are gained through three different actions. First through the implementation of a risk management, second through a risk transfer to insurance companies and third to rehabilitation and compensatory component. ... Read more about Implementation of mitigation measures

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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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World Risk Index

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

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World 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 for a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about World Risk Index

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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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Billion dollar weather disasters 1980-2011 in the US

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/2011-ties-record-for-most-billion-dollar-weather-disasters/2011/07/26/gIQAvMd7aI_blog.html

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Billion dollar weather disasters 1980-2011 in the US

As well as the number as the damage amounts increased in the last 30 year. Reaching a total damage of 200 billion dollars in 2011 (about 1.3% of the US gross domestic product) ... Read more about Billion dollar weather disasters 1980-2011 in the US

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