Violent Weather

Violent weather takes away the lives of thousands worldwide. Hurricane Mitch alone was responsible for the death of over 10,000 Hondurans in 1998. On the average, about 50 Australians and over 1,000 US citizens die every year as a direct consequence of extreme weather events. The figure is likely to be much higher, however, because the cause of death is not always easily attributed to weather events. More…

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