TECTONICS - The success of management of hazards/disasters

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  • The success of management of hazards/ disasters
    • Hydro-met (meteorological hazards) - drought, cyclones, floods and storms- have increased in number due to global warming and deforestation.
    • Tectonic hazards have not increased or decreased.
    • from 1975-2015:
      • 1. Deaths have fallen by around 100,000 due to better response- management,preparation and even predictions. (mobile comms for warnings).
      • 2.  number of reported disasters increased and then levelled decreased since 2000. In previous years, small local disasters were not reported; the increase may be due to increased coverage. Decrease in recent years may be due to better management.
      • 3. the number of people affected continues to rise as population does.

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