“Not killing people pays” says UN… Woohoo!


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.

[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?]

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