Acts of God and Acts of Man: Recent Trends in Natural Disasters and Major Industrial Accidents

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DIANE Publishing, 1992 - Industrial accidents - 65 pages
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Discusses a new database developed at Resources for the Future (RFF) designed to develop questions about natural disasters and industrial accidents: have these extreme events become more frequent or more severe? Which types of events are most common, which most devastating, and which regions of the world suffer most?
 

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Page 30 - Special Statistical Summary, Deaths Injuries, and Property Loss by Type of Disaster, 1970-1980," Federal Emergency Management Agency, April 1982.
Page 30 - Congressional Research Service. After Disaster Strikes: Federal Programs and Organizations. A report to the Committee on Government Operations by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, July.
Page 5 - Most likely, however, the upward trend results from the substantial growth in world population and the increasing vulnerability of marginal groups.
Page 5 - The annual number of natural disasters worldwide that result in 25 or more deaths has fluctuated from year to year but generally followed an upward trend, until very recently (Figure 1).
Page 31 - Summary of Major Natural Disaster Incidents in the US, 1965-85, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, Special Publication 17, George Washington University (Washington, DC, 1986). Shah, BV, "Is the Environment Becoming More Hazardous? — A Global Survey, 1947 to 1980,
Page 31 - Industrial Disasters: Classification, Investigation, and Prevention" in Recent Advances in Occupational Health, 1982, pp.
Page 16 - Tornadoes 39 3.033 78 Hurricanes 15 3,075 205 Other Weather 24 3,745 156 Geological 6 551 92 All Other 3 164 55 Total 145 14,536 100...
Page 8 - Natural Disasters Worldwide by Region, 1945-1986 'Numbers in parentheses exclude the three worst disasters.
Page 31 - Historical Summary of Coal Mine Explosions in the United States, 1959-81, US Dept.
Page 31 - The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1991, Pharos Books (New York, 1990).

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