The world is becoming a more hazardous place. Assess. Discuss.

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Jog.Ra.Fee.
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I have been a stupid, stupid, boy and left all my notes and folder at school when I hAve an essay in for monday :hmmm: :hmmm: :mad:

I have this question, I was wondering if you could help me out in answering it, with usefull websites or topics I can use to answer in my question. I am not asking you for full answers (although, they'd be good :laugh: ) just topics I could talk about.......like the media makes it more eventful and brings it to the attention of the world.

I really need this help, if you can help,thanks.

(posted in uni geog. forum too)
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IT IS in a way ===> more population, higher population density in vulnerable areas, possible disaster??? depends on the scale of a hazard and the level of economical development, which may prevent a disaster from occuring ---> e.g. earthquakeproof buildings (such as in the Californian Loma Prieta EQ), evacuation plans, emergency services ready and education (Japan), building quality and urban management, etc. or encourage it ---> building on steep slopes (mudflow in Caracas, Venezuela), building on floodplains (Bangladesh), no prevention, shanty towns, bad buildings quality & emergency services, unawareness of a possible hazard (Tangshan EQ)...

Hopefully will be useful...
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Apparently, 25% of people in the world live in "high risk" areas.
The number of hazards is increasing each year (it's not a case of the number of extreme natural events increasing (although some may be due to climate change...but basically, the number of earthquakes etc is staying constant) but a case of the events having more of an impact on humans and human systems).

The world is only becoming more hazardous because, as Lukas said, more people are living in more vulnerable areas.

Hope that helps and good luck!
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(Original post by stupidstupidboy1)
you stupid stupid boy
Hello troll.

I would just like to say that you are very stupid for commenting on a 13 year old thread.

Well done. I hope you feel a sense of acomplishment.

Goodbye Troll.
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ummm he said you stupid stupid boy pointing out the fact that his name is stupidstupidboy1, no trolling
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