Rising Tide

Rising Tide
Since 1996, the number of natural disasters costing $1 billion or more has doubled from the previous 15 years (Note: Damage numbers represent the 2012 Consumer Price Index cost adjusted value except in the case of 2012 estimates; Data: NOAA, IHS Global Insight; Bloomberg)
Note: Damage numbers represent the 2012 Consumer Price Index cost adjusted value except in the case of 2012 estimates; Data: NOAA, IHS Global Insight; Bloomberg

The number of natural disasters since 1996 costing $1 billion or more doubled compared with the previous 15-year period.

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