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A new look at natural disasters

January 5, 2000

We are paying a high price for the way we live on our beautiful but dangerous planet. Last year the world experienced deadly earthquakes in Turkey, Taiwan, Colombia and Greece; floods and devastating landslides in Venezuela; hurricanes along the Atlantic Coast that forced evacuation of millions; and numerous smaller disasters. As bad as these events were, they were not extraordinary viewed in the context of previous 20th century occurrences.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title A new look at natural disasters
Authors T.A. Cohn, K.K. Gohn
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title News and Trends in the Geosciences
Index ID 70103190
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Center