2014 annual global climate and catastrophe report

This report evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during 2014. The report reveals that 258 separate global natural disasters occurred in 2014, compared to a ten-year average of 260 events, causing a combined total insured loss of USD39 billion - 38 percent below the ten-year average of USD63 billion, and the lowest annual insured loss total since 2009.