In spite of the first paragraph, this “news” (propaganda) article goes on to blame people for dastardly carbon emissions and says 2009 will be one of the warmest years on record…..go figure!
Natural disasters at decade low in 2009-UN report 14 Dec 2009 13:06:47 GMT
* Extreme weather continues to dominate
* Ocean acidity seen rising dramatically-UN
By Richard Cowan
COPENHAGEN, Dec 14 (Reuters) – The world this year suffered the fewest number of natural disasters in a decade, but floods, droughts and other extreme weather continued to account for most of the deaths and economic losses, according to a United Nations report released on Monday.
There were 245 natural disasters recorded this year, down from the decade high of 434 in 2005, said the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
The figures were released mid-way through an international climate conference in which 192 nations hope to nail down new firm targets for reducing carbon pollution, which is blamed for a long-term trend in more extreme weather.