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Number of Disasters per Year

Trends in number of reported disasters. Much of the increase in the number of hazardous events reported is probably due to significant improvements in information access and also to population growth, but the number of floods and cyclones reported is still rising compared to earthquakes. Is global warming affecting the frequency of natural hazards?

Year: 2009

From collection: Blue Carbon - The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon

Cartographer: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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