Despite more risks, humanity less vulnerable to floods, study finds

Christian Science: Humanity's vulnerability to floods has eased, despite increases in population and in the value of assets located in flood-prone areas, according to a new study. The analysis notes a persistent vulnerability gap between rich and poor countries. But the gap has closed considerably, largely because developing countries have taken steps to reducing fatalities and economic losses from floods. One striking example: In 1999 and again in 2013, similarly powerful tropical cyclones struck in the same......

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