So much for the panic merchants.


The three graphs report progress to date with respect to the three quantitative indicators of the U.N. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2005 to 2030. [bold, links added]

The time period covered in each graph above is set to the period covered by the Sendai Framework, which is 2005 to the present.

Overall, these data suggest a reason for optimism. While there remain eight years until 2030, and a lot can happen, the recent declines in mortality, people affected and direct damages per GDP are each part of a much longer-term downward trend in each of these indicators

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