2011-05-11 10:10:39Global disaster impact rises in 2010
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Julian Brimelow
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Global disaster impact rises in 2010

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2011-05-11 12:19:39
nealjking

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Maybe we're getting our disasters sooner rather than later.

Example: The Japanese earthquake & tsunami have been terrible. But a possible result is that Japan seems to be turning away from nuclear, as well as from CO2-producing fossil fuels, and towards renewables, even more strongly. Although I am not dead-set against nuclear power, I do think it has some so-far unsolved problems.

2011-05-11 12:41:38
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Julian Brimelow
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Hi Neal,

This is what stood our for me:

"Globally, more hydrological disasters were reported in 2010, and together with meteorological disasters — the second-most frequent disasters — accounted for 79 per cent of total disasters."

That is probably evidence for an accelerated hydrological cycle b/c of AGW.  This is also consistent with the Munich Re report-meteorological disasters are outpacing other natural disasters both in terms of frequency and in terms of impacts.  It did not used to be this way.