"What factors increase hazard risk?"

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  • What factors increase hazard risks
    • Urbanisation- more people live in cities meaning more people are affected by a natural hazard in the area.
    • Location- most large cities are on the coast, so people are more exposed to hazards such as hurricanes and tsunamis.
    • Population growth- the number of people on the planet is growing so more people are exposed to natural hazards meaning more death and damage are likely.
    • Deforestation- makes hillsides more unstable so landslides are more likely in earthquakes or from heavy rain.
    • Global warming- increases the number of natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods and droughts.

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