Extreme Weather Deaths

Monday, Nov 22, 2010

As world population nearly quadrupled...

At the global level, available data indicate that aggregate annual mortality and mortality rates owing to extreme weather events have declined between 93% and 98%, respectively, since the 1920s.

Deaths and Death Rates from Extreme Weather Events: 1900-2008, Indur M. Goklany, Ph.D., Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 14 Number 4 Winter 2009, http://www.jpands.org/vol14no4/goklany.pdf.