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A Swarm of 30 Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Socked the Planet in 2016

Dr. Jeff Masters,

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

Earth had a tough year for billion-dollar weather-related natural disasters in 2016, with 30. This is the third-largest number on record going back to 1990, said insurance broker Aon Benfield in their Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, issued on Tuesday. The U.S. had the most billion-dollar weather disasters of any country, with fourteen catalogued by Aon Benfield and a fifteenth by NOAA.

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Fear and Loathing, Irony and Deception

Dr. Ricky Rood,

Professor, University of Michigan

Political messaging, which I always view as a sin of omission or information hiding, is deceptive. It is, however, standard behavior in politics and business.

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