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Disaster Mortality Trends are a Damning Indictment of Inequality

An aerial view of the vast destruction of the Indonesian coast, between the towns of Banda Aceh and Meulaboh, caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2005. Photo: UN/Evan Schneider By Robert Glasser Sustainable development is a matter of life and death. That's the only conclusion that can be drawn from any examination of mortality trends from major disasters over the last twenty years.
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