TITLE

Weathering Storms

AUTHOR(S)
Bailey, Ronald
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Reason;Mar2008, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that extreme weather events have resulted in higher death tolls. A 2003 heat wave in Europe was responsible for 22,000 deaths, and 1,500 people died when hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005. More recently, in November 2007, a cyclone killed 3,200 in Bangladesh. Despite these death tolls, U.S. Department of the Interior analyst Indur Goklany finds that globally, mortality and mortality rates due to weather have declined by 95 percent since the 1920s.
ACCESSION #
29410424

 

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