Via The Guardian: Earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis: the world's 10 riskiest cities. The list is based on a new report by Swiss Re, and it makes for (literally) unsettling reading. Here's just one:
3) Pearl River Delta, China: This near-unbroken urban conglomeration, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Macau and Ghangzhou, is home to more than 42 million people. One of China’s economic jewels (estimated GDP: $690bn) is spread across a flood plain threatened by all manner of natural disasters: it is the number one metropolitan area for storm surge, with 5.3 million people affected, the third-highest for cyclonic wind damage (17.2 million), and the fifth riskiest city for river floods.
Not to mention smog and H7N9.