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Heavy floods, storms and droughts top the list of natural disasters that will pose critical economic and social losses to global communities in the future, academics say. 

Thanawat Jarupongsakul, head of the Unit for Disaster and Land Information Studies at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Science, said the three key natural disasters are closely linked to climate change.

From 1980-2010, the number of heavy floods, storms and droughts increased dramatically, while the number of earthquake disasters has remained stable.

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