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Natural Hazards

Climatological Hazards


Each year, wildfires cost billions in worldwide losses. The worst hit regions include the southwest United States and southeast Australia. But exposure has been rising steadily in the Mediterranean, too, over the last few years

Heatwaves and drought

Heatwaves and drought affect not only agriculture and forestry. Revenues in shipping, energy and other sectors of industry are also hit if river levels are too low or if power stations have to be shut down due to a lack of cooling water

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