World at risk

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  • Created by: Luke C
  • Created on: 01-05-13 09:41
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  • The World At Risk
    • Hazards
      • Hydro-meteorological
        • Floods, debris, and mud flows
        • Hurricanes
        • Storm surges
        • Tornadoes
        • Blizzards
        • Drought
        • Bushfires
        • Bushfires
        • Extreme temperatures
      • Geophysical
        • Earthquakes
        • Tsunamis
        • Volcanic activities
        • Landslides
        • Rock falls
        • Rock slides
      • Disasters
        • Vulnerable population
          • Poverty
          • Poor quality buildings
          • No education
          • High population density
        • Severity of event
          • Proximity to populous
          • Magnitude
        • Capacity to respond
          • Emergency services
          • Infrastructure
        • Disaster risk equation
          • Disaster risk = Hazard * Vulenability / Capacity
      • Frequency of some hazards increasing because of climate change i.e. sea level rise
    • Climate change
      • The Greenhouse Effect
        • Greenhouse gasses
          • Carbon Dioxide
          • Nirous Oxide
          • Chloroflourocarbons
          • Ozone
          • Methane
        • Enhanced greenhouse effect - Increase in greenhouse effect from human activities
        • Trapping of heat from sun by atmospheric gasses
      • Changes in solar output/sun spots
      • Milankovitch cycles
      • Volcanic emmisions
      • Cosmic collisions
      • Unfair - developed countries are worst polluters and push expensive regulations on LDCs
    • Strategies for dealing with climate change
      • Mitigation
        • Preventing climate change
        • Carbon credits
        • Carbon neutral fuels
      • Adaptation
        • Dealing with issues caused by climate change
        • Flood barriers

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