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Key Words: World At Risk

Geophysical Hazard A hazard formed by tectonic processes
Context Hazard Widespread global threat due to
environmental hazards such a climate change
Hazard A perceived natural event which has the
potential to threaten both lives and property
Hydro meteorological Hazard A hazard formed by hydrological and…

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Climate The average conditions of precipitation,
temperature and pressure and wind
measured over a 30 year period
Thermohaline Circulation Global system of surface and deep water
currents driven by differences in temperature
and salinity between areas of the ocean
Little Ice Age A cool period in Europe which many glaciers…


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