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Natural Disasters

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1. 2011 Worst Year for Natural Disasters

2011 has been the worst year ever recorded for natural disasters and it isn't over yet. Published in 2011.

Posted June 20, 2013

2. 2012 The Year of Natural Disasters

It's ironic that just a tear ago (see above) 2011 was hailed as the worst year on record for natural disasters. But 2012, the year following, was hailed as "The Year of Natural Disasters."

Posted June 20, 2013

3. Graph showing increase in Natural Disasters

Posted June 20, 2013
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4. More Natural Disasters to Come

Some expert geologists say Earth should expect more volcanic eruptions, major earthquakes, landslides and tsunami with global temperature fluctuation. Check out AccuWeather.com for more on current climate change issues!

Posted June 20, 2013

Screenshot20130628at11301PM5. Solar flare poses huge threat

A solar flare could wipe out the communications and electrical grids while frying a wide variety of electronics, quickly sending us back to the 19th Century. That's happened before. In fact, it happened in the 19th Century, with the "Carrington Event" of 1859. A massive solar flare sent a cloud of charged particles that struck the Earth squarely, creating massive currents in the Earth's magnetic field and sending brilliant auroras south as far as Cuba and Hawaii. About the only thing electrical back then was the telegraph network, and the Carrington event had a literally shocking impact -- causing some operators to be shocked, and inducing strong enough currents in the telegraph wires that operators could disconnect the batteries and operate the telegraph off of the flare-induced electrical flow. Modern electronics are a lot more sensitive, of course, and a similar event today would fry computers, cell phones, new cars and more.

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