Are some hazards increasing in magnitude?. How is the magnitude of hazards changing? Which hazards are increasing and why?. What are the two groups of hazards?. Are tropical storms increasing as a result of climate change?. Scientists have found that increased greenhouse gases has led to
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How is the magnitude of hazards changing?
Which hazards are increasing and why?
a) global average temperatures
b) increased sea-surface temperatures
Increased vulnerability to hazards is due solely to human factors. Discuss this statement using examples from MEDC and LEDCs . (1000 words)
Introduction - Define both human and physical factors as well as hazards and vulnerability.
Human Factors – Rapid population growth, deforestation and land degradation, urbanisation, poverty and politics.
Physical factors – Climate (global warming and El Niño), Hazards both geo-physical and hydro-meteorological.
Make sure you have made a decision
a) R= V X C b) V= R x H c) R= H x V
H C C
4. Name three countries that are prone to hazards (also give the hazard!)