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Wealthy Countries Resilient in the Face of Extreme Weather

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Unnamed (3)H. Sterling Burnett, Climate Change Weekly - 

While natural disasters still kill thousands of people around the world annually, they are not equal-opportunity killers. In a typical year, dozens to hundreds of people may die in Europe and the United States from floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Yet those same events kill thousands of people each year in Asia, in South and Central America, and on small island nations. Why the difference? It is not a difference in climate that accounts for the harsher impact of natural disasters in developing countries than in industrialized nations, but rather the difference in wealth.READ MORE

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