Natural disasters since 1900: Over 8M deaths, $7T dollars
from Science Daily
From April 21:
More than $7 trillion dollars economic damage and 8 million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called CATDAT, which looks at examining socioeconomic indicators as well as collecting and evaluating socioeconomic loss data through time. The database has built a massive base for his post-disaster risk model which helps governments and aid organizations with catastrophe management and assessing rapidly the scale of a disaster.
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