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Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Natural catastrophes worldwide were less devastating in the first half of 2017 than the average over the past 10 years, reinsurer Munich Re said Tuesday, while highlighting the role of climate change in severe US storms.Interesting how the Climate Depot headline says that climate change is causing less natural disasters, while the actual article highlights the role of climate change in severe storms. At which point I add, there's a statistically significant trend in increasing extreme 1-day rainfall events -- ascribed to climate change -- which can cause disasters like flash floods and landslides.
"Some 3,200 people lost their lives to disasters between January and June, the German group found — well short of the 10-year average of 47,000 for the period or the 5,100 deaths in the first half of 2016. "WAIT A MINUTE. (Deaths caused by disasters are always tragic, by the way.) A year ago, in the first half of the year, 5100 people died in natural disasters. This year, 3200. But the 10-year average is 47,000.
"Natural variation alone cannot explain the increase in hot weather. Only with the inclusion of human influences can computer models of the climate reproduce the observed changes in frost days, growing season length, the number of warm nights in a year, warming on the warmest night of the year, warming on the coldest nights and days of the year, warming on the hottest day of the year, unusually hot days throughout the year, and heat waves. The increase in hot weather is a direct result of climate change, and human influence is estimated to have more than doubled the likelihood of the warming trends experienced recently in virtually every region of the globe."