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Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters: Which Costs More? Which Kills More?

Climate change made Louisiana’s catastrophic floods much more likely

Climate change has radically increased the likelihood of the sort of torrential downpours that triggered ruinous floods in southern Louisiana last month, federal government scientists have said.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) said increasing global temperatures driven by human activity made the Louisiana floods, considered the worst natural disaster in the US since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, at least 40% more likely.  Nearly 7tn gallons of water was dumped on Louisiana in a…

 

Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters: Which Costs More? Which Kills More?

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At 3:36am on August 24, an earthquake hit a small village in Central Italy. It had a magnitude of 6.2, making it one of the strongest on the Richter scale. It wreaked havoc on the village of Amatrice for several hours. The earthquake had over 200 aftershocks that were felt in Bologna (230 miles to the north) and Naples (615 miles to the south). At the most recent count, 296 people have been declared dead and many unaccounted for. “Half the town no longer exists,” Amatrice’s…

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