Deadlier than the male

This Editors post in Geoscientist Online by Dr Ted Nield  was forwarded by Stuart Black (Archaeology):

”It’s official.  Tropical cyclones of the North Atlantic – hurricanes, to you and me – are more deadly if they are more ‘Victoria’ than ‘Victor’.  A study by scientists at the Illinois and Arizona State universities, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed in June that – even excluding outliers like Katrina and Audrey – of the 47 most damaging hurricanes since 1950, those with feminine names killed on average 45 people, compared to 23 deaths in ‘masculine’ storms.”

GeoScientist August 2014

Geoscientist August 2014