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Economic losses from disasters were much lower than average in the first half of 2018 says the Swiss Re Institute

According to Swiss Re Institute's preliminary estimates, global economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2018 were USD 36 billion. This figure is well below the ten-year average of USD 125 billion in economic losses and significantly lower than the losses reported for the same period a year earlier.

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NOAA adjusts Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast

Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are resulting in a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, say NOAA forecasters. As a result, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has increased the likelihood of a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season to 60 percent (up from 25 percent in May).

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