Man-Made Natural Disasters?

August 29, 2008

Here’s a thought.

If we’re fundamentally changing the climate, can we really claim that natural disasters are not man-made?

Sure, most would happen anyway, but not perhaps with the frequency and severity that we see them. I was reading this report from the international NGO CARE, and it’s a big question, especially when you consider that between 2005 and 2006, natural disasters killed 120,000 people, affected 271 million more and caused economic losses totalling US$250 billion.

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