Earning curve: Natural disasters

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Total emergency aid worldwide ('05) £8.6bn
Bid for The Edge's guitar at Hurricane Katrina charity auction £1.2m
Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize winnings ('07) £750k
Seismologist, starting salary (p.a.) £22k
Storm chaser, average earnings £0
Cost of Middle England floods (July '07), estimated £5bn

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