Related topics: natural disasters

Should we stop using the term 'natural disaster?'

When we think of the term "natural disaster," we think of the horrific events like Hurricane Katrina, the fires and floods ripping through California, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Each of these events began with a natural ...

Lessons from a wildfire on how to save pets' lives

In the wake of natural disasters like wildfires that have destroyed whole communities with alarming speed, some folks are focused on the beloved pets left behind—and how to save others in the future.

Climate risk insurance can effectively mitigate economic losses

Global warming is expected to lead to an accumulation of particularly intense hurricanes in the United States. This may substantially increase the economic losses caused by these storms. Better insurance could effectively ...

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