Nice to see the UN ‘leading’ on this one… Sheesh
“Preventing deaths and destruction from disasters pays, if done right,” according to the 250-page report by 70 experts entitled “Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters.”
“Losses will triple primarily because you have economic growth and … more people and property located in richer areas. As people get richer they have more to lose,” lead author Apurva Sanghi told a telephone news conference.
WHAT A BUNCH OF ……
[Doesn’t this rather support my general thinking — see e.g. my recent post about ‘ecosystem services’ — about the problem with putting everything into financial terms?]