Reality check: Global Weather Related Disaster Losses

There’s a belief among alarmists that losses from weather related disasters is on the rise, and this it yet another reason why we have to “take action now”. For example, in an article by the New York Times, 2017 Set a Record for Losses From Natural Disasters. It Could Get Worse they state Insured losses…

Natural disasters less devastating in 2017: Munich Re

From the AFP July 18, 2017   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. Some 3,200 people lost their lives to…

Oroville dam spillway expected to collapse

UPDATE: Drone video over spillway added. Collapse of emergency spillway expected, evacuation ordered Department of Water Resources officials say they expect the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam to fail, and say residents should evacuate northward. The emergency spillway suffered erosion and could fail, according to DWR. If that happens, the water behind that barrier will…