I keep hearing people saying how exceptional the local floods are, even though there has been no loss of life, like there was in Russia [side note: wettest June on record in Britain and the water companies have hose pipe bans!] and what a disaster, "once in a century jobbie", of course these are the same people that are convinced that man is destroying his own planet with global warming!
Major disasters in just the last 40 years
Bangladesh 1970 500,000 Floods
Peru 1970 66,000 Earthquake
Vietnam 1971 100,000 Floods
China 1976 600,000 Earthquake
Armenia 1988 100,000 Earthquake
Iran 1990 50,000 Earthquake
Bangladesh 1991 139,000 Earthquake
South Asia 2004/5 285,000 Tsunami
Haiti 2010 100,000 Earthquake
That is on average every 5 years a major loss of life happens because of a natural disaster, so how on earth can it be exceptional?
p.s. formatting table style does not appear to be available...