Worldwide Natural Disasters UP FOUR (4) FOLD

Any Book of Revelation signs of the times watchers reading my blog? Take this report to church with you next Sunday.

The total number of natural disasters worldwide now averages 400-€“500 a year, up from an average of 125 in the early 1980s.17 The number of climate-related disasters, particularly floods and storms, is rising far faster than the number of geological disasters, such as earthquakes. Between 1980 and 2006, the number of floods and cyclones quadrupled from 60 to 240 a year while the number of earthquakes remained approximately the same, at around 20 a year. In 2007 the Oxfam International family of agencies responded to floods or storms in more than 30 countries.

The number of people affected by all disasters has risen from an average of 174 million a year between 1985 and 1994 to 254 million a year between 1995 and 2004. Earlier this year the Asian floods alone affected 248 million people.

Climate Alarm: Disasters increase as climate change bites
Oxfam Briefing Paper (PDF)
November 2007


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