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
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
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?
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
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