Hurricane Harvey, which dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of water on Texas and Louisiana, looks to be one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history.
After absorbing the many tragic photos from Houston, I was really looking for a great data-driven exploration of the topic of natural disasters more broadly. What are the 100-year trends happening here? The Economist delivered: these three charts, all from the same article
, do a great job of telling a century’s worth of natural disaster trends concisely.