Globalist Quiz: The high price of natural disasters

People wait in line to get food items from a Red Cross Disaster Relief truck in the Rockaways following Hurricane Sandy on January 25, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Three months after Superstorm Sandy ripped through the Northeast, the U.S. Senate has approved $50 billion in emergency relief. The high cost of natural disasters is the subject of today's quiz, with quizmaster Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of

Stephan asks: What year has brought the highest economic damage from natural disasters (measured for the entire world)?

A.) 1995
B.) 2005
C.) 2011
D.) 2012

 Any guesses? Find out the answer (and hear how Jeremy did) by clicking the audio link above.

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Stephan Richter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Globalist, a daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture.


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