Originally Posted by da bahstid
Oh hey, I forgot about this. Let's followup on how this little trend has been going...
This article unfortunately doesn't include a separate count for those disasters that specifically exceed billion-dollar costs, but it says enough:
From Hurricane Irene
, which soaked the entire East Coast in August, to the Midwest tornadoes
, which wrought havoc from Wisconsin to Texas, 2011 has seen more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center
...Obama has declared more disasters — 229 — in the first three years of his presidency than almost any other president signed in their full four-year terms. Only President George W. Bush declared more, having signed 238 disaster declarations in his second term, from 2005 to 2009...
Oh hey, funny how that just follows right along with what I previously posted.
It's called predictive power, something you start to establish when you follow science responsibly.