Common Disasters

I’ve been having some fun with the CIA World Fact Book. Here, for your consideration, is a list of the most common natural hazards and the frequency with which each is mentioned in the Fact Book:

While war isn’t mentioned as a hazard per se, there are entries on the military apparatus of each nation. Many of the military write-ups are uninteresting, but the ones marked “NA” have great footnotes:


This entry is part of Jack Rusher’s archive, originally published October 25th, 2003, in New York.