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Natural Disasters in 2011 Costliest Ever


Environment  (tags: Natural Disasters, 2011 Costliest, death toll, earthquake, earth )

Nancy
- 2928 days ago - news.discovery.com
The devastation wrought by the earthquake in Japan, along with other disasters, made 2011 the costliest year ever recorded in terms of damages caused by nature. But the death toll remains relatively low.



   

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Toni C (508)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 11:49 pm
Noted and thanks for the article, Nancy... the death toll for the Joplin, Missouri, tornado was 159 at last count.... that's certainly not low, considering the size of the town... and the rough weather isn't over yet. We just lost our 9th person due to the heat here in Kansas City, and that's 9 too many as far as I'm concerned, and in Kansas 4,300 chickens and turkeys have died due to the heat. Natural disasters kill many more animals than humans...
 

Darlene S (19)
Friday July 15, 2011, 10:43 am
Very intense and sad indeed. I only wish they had some warnings. I always thought Japan had that technology to sound alarms with the devices they placed out in the ocean just for this reason? What happened, what went wrong, and what about the reactors? What is the statics of this now? I really love your passion for Earth and your writing is so fantastic my dear friend. Good luck and lots of hugs darski
 

Marianne P (3)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 10:53 am
I find it is only too clear that natural disasters - their frequency and impact - is increasing. It feels like a very clear message from mother nature. I just hope we will listen.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday July 20, 2011, 9:57 pm
DON'T KNOW HOW WE WILL EVER RECOVER IF THESE CATASTROPHES KEEP HAPPENING. ABSOLUTE TRAGEDY FOR THE PEOPLE.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 1:25 pm
Noted , sad !!
 

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 3:30 pm
Hi, I've lost you off my friends page, are you OK?
 

bu s (1)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 8:03 pm
Excellent article selection by Nancy B.
 

bu s (1)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 8:20 pm
Also I share my concerns with Darlene Sabella on the losses and follow up on after effects of such disasters.
On the positive side many nations around the world helped the affected nations of Japan, Haiti, and New Zealand. Yet in my opinion enough research is not done to prevent losses by the lack of better warning systems. The dark side among nations is the need to go to war for frivolous reasons, thus losing sight of the good work that they did and spending resources on war instead of research towards famine, disease, natural disasters and other challenges that face the world.
 

bu s (1)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 12:23 pm
The earth shook and brought disaster to Japan, but nature keeps punching and this time Thailand is inundated with water. This adds to universal misery and recession. We get up with bruised knees and walk again.
 
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