Disaster Studies

Extreme weather patterns prompt new policies

Extreme weather patterns prompt new policies

While people continue to debate the merits of global warming and its impact on our everyday lives, researchers are far more confident about the prospect of more intense heat waves, heavy downpours, earthquakes and even volcanic eruptions in our near future. But no matter which side of the fence you’re on, the Washington Post reported … Continued

The Top 10 Most Costly Natural Disasters of 2011

The Top 10 Most Costly Natural Disasters of 2011

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the United States has experienced a record number of billion-dollar disasters –and of those, at least 10 are approaching a total of $50 million dollars in costs. Considered the “nation’s scorekeeper,” the NCDC tracks and evaluates climate events in the US and globally that have substantial economic … Continued