World at risk key terms introduction

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  • World at risk- Key terms
    • Natural Hazard- A naturally occurring process or event which has the potential to cause harm to people or damage to property.
    • Chronic Hazard- A hazard that is long-term and persistent e.g. El Nino or global warming.
    • Disaster- The realisation of a hazard.
    • Risk- The exposure of people to a hazardous event which may present a potential threat to people or their possessions/
    • Hydro-meteorological- Natural hazard of atmospheric, hydrological or oceanographic nature e.g. cyclones and droughts.-
      • Geophysical- Natural Hazards where the principle agent is geological or geomorphic e.g. landslides, volcanoes.
        • World at risk- Key terms
          • Natural Hazard- A naturally occurring process or event which has the potential to cause harm to people or damage to property.
          • Chronic Hazard- A hazard that is long-term and persistent e.g. El Nino or global warming.
          • Disaster- The realisation of a hazard.
          • Risk- The exposure of people to a hazardous event which may present a potential threat to people or their possessions/
          • Hydro-meteorological- Natural hazard of atmospheric, hydrological or oceanographic nature e.g. cyclones and droughts.-
            • Geophysical- Natural Hazards where the principle agent is geological or geomorphic e.g. landslides, volcanoes.

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