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wealth leads to a greater sense of risk linked to
late modernity (Adams 1995)
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NATHAN : Earthquakes
2nd most costly US Hazards - $85 Bil insured loss 1960-2005 (Gall et al 2009)
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Perceived risk has been linked to
proximity to the volcano, perceived likelihood of future disasster and levels of impact and past experience of disaster impact (Johnston et al 1999)
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Stensrud et al 2009
75% of storm warnings are false alarms
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Malamud et al 2005
Wildfires as a function of ecoregion
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Quantative Risk assessment has not
be attempted for all environmental hazards
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Resilience is a
multi-dimensional construct (Brown 2016)
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Kennedy and Kirwan 1995
10yr post chernboyl - safety culture still unsystematic fragmented - despite frameworks
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Technological accidents caused by natural events are known as
NaTech (Showalter and Myers 1994)
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Hurricain K and R vast damage on oil/gas industry and triggered
Hazmat releases - 611 reported cases by not possible to be exact as depends on counting method (Cruz and Krausmann 2009)
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Pearce 2003
Historically disaster management planning in N US viewed from a para-military perspective - conducted for not with the community
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3 key points for European Heatwave Governance
need for effictive early warning, measures to reduce expose and emergency action plans
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By the end of 2100 likely to be a significant
increase in magnitude and intensity of heavy rainfall events in Northern Europe (IPCC 2012)
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What happens when academics and
local people are involved in knowledge production from the outset ( Lane et al 2011)Pickering
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Flooding as a problem for the individul
houshold (walker et al 2006), many recovery processes have householders as project managers.
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Normal Accident Theory - Accidents are inevitable in high risk systems
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Behavioural Paradigm
Natural hazards are not purely geophysical but are linked to society decision to settle and develop hazard prone land 1950-70 (SMith 2013)
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if share clear goals then more likely to view them as attainable so more likely to be satisified (Wong-Parodi and Strauss 2014)
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CRED is the
most complete set of impact data - goes back to 1900 but the systematic recording of data didnt start till 1964
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Hurriciane K big issue with impacts
is double counting
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Tropical - Equator - sense of otherness so dangerous
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine ( Bankoff 2001)
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Claimed number of hazards causing 25 or more deaths rose annualy from
10 in 1940s to 50 by 1990s (Chapman 1994)
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DRI as global coverage but with
nation-state resolution (Birkmann 2007)
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Em-DAT record more fatalities while
insurance companies record high losses (Guha-Sapir and Below 2002)
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Risk (Douglas)
Has not got much to do with probability calculations
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