Hazard Perception

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What is hazard perception?
How people perceieve a hazard in terms of its capability to cause destruction and death.
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Why do people put themselves at risk? (£)
Economic benefits e.g. farming, tourism, mining, geothermal energy
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Why do people put themselves at risk?
Unpredictable nature of hazards e.g. Tokyo knows that it is due a large earthquake, but people continue to live there because earthquakes can be small and manageable
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Why do people put themselves at risk?
Increasing risk due to land use change e.g. Deforestation increased the risk of landslides in this town in Columbia
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Why do people put themselves at risk?
Urbanisation means the city is growing rapidly and into marginal areas e.g. hillsides & low lying coastal areas.
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Why do people put themselves at risk?
Lack of alternatives e.g. poverty and lack of space means low income families are forces to build their slum house on a slope at risk of landslides.
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Why do people put themselves at risk?
Personal preference e.g. Wealthy people choose to purchase a house on the Florida coast, but this increases their exposure to hurricanes.
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