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The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First we are experiencing more natural calamities today     (1)     ever before and second the distribution of disasters     (2)     unequal. A U N report studied natural disasters     (3)     1975 and 2007 found that not only is the     (4)     of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental     (5)     but also that the burnt of tragedies is borne     (6)     poor countries least equipped to deal with such     (7)    . It is true that some countries are disaster prone but some     (8)     Japan for example have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages.     (9)     to U.N. estimates equivalent populations in the Philippines and Japan     (10)     the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle-since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
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