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Monday, July 7, 2008

Weather Related Deaths Decline Over Last Century

Goklany via Anthony Watts: Despite the recent spate of deadly extreme weather events – such as the 2003 European heat wave and the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons in the USA – aggregate mortality and mortality rates due to extreme weather events are generally lower today than they used to be.

Globally, mortality and mortality rates have declined by 95 percent or more since the 1920s.

Well, that's actually an understatement, as you can find out by reading the whole thing, and checking out the accompanying graphs, here.

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