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Why are natural disasters getting more severe but becoming less deadly

Becky Malcolm

Why are natural disasters getting more severe and causing greater destruction but becoming less deadly.

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the number of disasters over the last 50 years has increased fivefold, but the number of deaths has fallen by two-thirds.

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Early warnings and swift action saves lives.

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