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World at risk - Global hazards 

key terms

Context hazard: Widespread(global) threat due to enviromental factors such as climate change.

Geophysical hazard: A hazard formed by tectonic /geological processes.. e.g earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

Hazard: A percieved natural event which has the potential to threaten both life and property.

Hydro- meteorological hazard: A hazard formed by hydrological(floods) and atmospheric (storms and droughts) processes.

vunerbility: A high risk combined with an inabilitly of individuals and communities to cope.

Disaster: A hazard becomin reality in an event that causes deaths and damage to goods, property and the enviroment.


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