This peer-reviewed data contradicts the propaganda of the Global Warming catastrophists who have switched from global warming which is no longer happening to weather extremes as the principal scare tactic.
E. Neumayer and F. Barthel. 2011. Normalizing Economic Loss from Natural Disasters: A Global Analysis, Global Environmental Change, 21:13-24 (here in PDF).
They conclude: "there is no evidence so far that climate change has increased the normalized economic loss from natural disasters."
NoTricksZone reports that deaths from natural catastrophes dropped 90% in 2012 , a statistic you will probably only read about on skeptics blogs.
According to TAZ, 2012′s “total damages of $160 billion was below the long-term average. And foremost ‘only’ 9500 people died in 2012 from storms, floods and earthquakes - far less than the 106,000 in an average year.” That’s a huge drop of 90%! So all the dramatic stories about deadly weather extremes we’ve been hearing for months was mostly hype.