Vulnerability to Hazards

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Risk is the probably of an event happening

Hazard is the precieved natural event which has the potential to threaten both life and risk

Contextual hazard is a global threat because of environmentnal factors such as climate change

Teleconnections- impact elsewhere

Vulnerability- high risk combined with lower capacity to cope means greater vulnerability

Marginal land- bad land

WHY HUMANS ARE PRONE TO HAZARDS

Increasing population living in marginal land

less money less choice to live in risk free areas

climate change

good farming on flood plains and fertile soil on volcanoes

higher density population live in marginal land

developed infrastructure means economoic loss

Population Increasing

Hyperconcentrated

Consumption of resources

7 billion on Earth

Technology increases vulnerability as its easily damaged

geogphysical hazards aren't increasing but peoples exposure is

Impact of the Media

Globalisation

Technology

Prediction

prediction

prepardeness

more reported

CUBA

Civil defence is part of national security

Cuba has a world class meterological institue

Within 48 hours of the storm vulnerable are contacted and escape routes planned

Within 12 hours people are evacuated to shelter by public

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