Natural Disasters Quadrupled in Last 20 Years

Mon, 2007-11-26 12:09Ross Gelbspan
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Natural Disasters Quadrupled in Last 20 Years

More than four times the number of natural disasters are occurring now than did two decades ago, British charity Oxfam said in a study that largely blamed global warming.

“Oxfam… says that rising greenhouse gas emissions are the major cause of weather-related disasters and must be tackled,” the organization said, adding that the world's poorest people were being hit the hardest.

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Could it be the reporting systems work better now? I’ve looked for confirming statistics in IPCC WG2 report and found nothing approaching the increases claimed.
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http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-chapter1.pdf
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1.3.2.2. Floods and Droughts
1.3.8 Disasters and hazards
1.3.8.1 Extreme river floods

It isn’t global warming thats causing the increase in natural disasters as time goes by. It was prophesied in the bible, that these be the signs of the last days. It’s Jesus way of telling us to get our life and heart right with Him before its too late.

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