Here is the list of the most murderers hurricanes since 1988…
– November 29, 1988 : more than 1,500 dead and thousands missing in a cyclone in Bangladesh which also affects the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal.
– 5 to 18 December 1990 : Typhoon Mike in the Philippines makes 750 dead or missing.
– April 29, 1991 : A cyclone followed by tornadoes and floods killed more than 138,000 people in Bangladesh.
– November 5, 1991 : Cyclone Thelma on the island of Leyte in the Philippines makes more than 6,000 people dead or missing.
– November 2, 1995 : Typhoon Angela makes a thousand dead and missing in the Philippines.
– June 9, 1998 : A hurricane makes over 1,000 deaths in the coastal state of Gujarat (west) in India.
– October 26 to November 5, 1998 : Hurricane Mitch makes more than 9,000 dead and 15,000 missing.
– October 29, 1999 : at least 10,000 dead and many missing after the passage of a violent hurricane Orissa (East) in India.
– 17 to 19 September 2004 : floods caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne makes 1, 870 people and 850 missing in Haiti.
– 29 to 30 August 2005 : Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,500 people in the southern United States, especially in Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as in Florida and Alabama.
– November 15, 2007: At least 4,400 dead and millions homeless after cyclone Sidr which devastated the southern coast of Bangladesh.
I counted myself the total of dead and missing people in this list…
How many more dead people governments needs to REALLY fight the climate change….
( I should note that this list is not complete at all)….
– Traffic collisions cause 1.3 million deaths per year (in the world)
– The traffic collisions are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29 years.
– More than 90% of road deaths occur in countries with low and middle income, who have less than half of the world’s fleet of vehicles.
– Nearly half (46%) of deaths on the roads are “vulnerable road users” (pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists).
– If nothing is done, road accidents result 1.9 million deaths per year by 2020.
– Only 15% of countries have comprehensive laws regarding the five main risk factors of road accidents: speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to wear a safety helmet for motorcyclists or belt safety and non-use of safety devices for children.
– 1.3 billion people live with less than 1 dollar per day.
– South Asia has 45% poor, 40% in Africa.
– The current consumption of an average African household is down 20% over the last twenty-five years.
– 20% of the poorest share 1.1% of global income.
– In more than half of the cities in developing countries, more than 40% of the population lives in slums.
– Nearly 12 million children die each year in the developing world from preventable diseases.
– Development aid represents only 0.19% of the GDP of the G7 countries, instead of the 0.7% target adopted by the UN.
– With 16.5% of the poor, the United States accumulate the highest world per capita income and the highest poverty rate in the industrialized countries.
– The European Union has at least 57 million poor people (11.8% of the population in France, 15% in UK, 6.8% in Sweden).
– 800 million people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water.