Natural Disasters Increasing
There has been a rising trend in natural disasters over the passed two decades. While scientists have documented these changes for a while, it is becoming more and more apparent to the public with catastrophes like the 8.9 earthquake in Japan we had recently. So what are these trends looking like exactly?
From 1950-1990 there were a little over 142 occurrences that were classified as natural disasters. In the decade of the 1990s, there were a total of 72 natural disasters documented. That’s a little over half of what the earth experienced in the previous 40 years, crammed into just 10. Follow that up with the next decade from 2000-2009 and practically all you heard on the news were occurrences of natural disasters. It seemed like earthquakes and tropical storms would appear every other week.
Earthquakes are by far the most deadly natural disaster of the passed decade. Fault lines are beginning to shake and the earth is changing. It is estimated that over 780,000 people have been killed by a total of 3,852 disasters in the last 10 years. Why has there been such an increase? The count of natural disasters has over doubled in the passed 20 years – the rate is climbing quite fast!
Is all this activity part of the 2012 predictions? Are these signs showing the end of the world, or is Earth just changing as a natural part of it’s cycle? I’ll let you decide.
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