Natural Hazards: Humans, Earth, and Risks - Atlas of the World, 10th Edition

Cities at Risk; Increasing Costs; Increasing Number of People Affected; Costs by Region and Type of Disaster; The Role of Climate Change

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This natural disaster world map shows Cities at Risk; Increasing Costs; Increasing Number of People Affected; Costs by Region and Type of Disaster; The Role of Climate Change

Alarming natural hazards and subsequent risk

Human beings and natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires cause significant damage to humans. These environmental issues cause changes in global weather patterns that leads to natural disasters like floods and wildfires. A natural hazard is a threat of a naturally occurring event that will have a negative effect on humans. This negative effect is known as natural disaster. When the hazardous threat actually happens and harms humans, we call the event a natural disaster.

All of the natural disasters have once operated throughout Earth history. The processes have become hazardous because they have adverse affects. Humans can sometimes influence natural disasters, other disasters that are directly generated by humans, such as oil and toxic material spills, pollution, massive automobile or train wrecks, air plane crashes, and human induced explosions, are considered technological disasters, and will not be considered in this course, except when they occur as a secondary result of a natural disaster.

What is a climate change and how it results in natural disasters?

Long term effects of climate change affect sea ice drastically and raise the permafrost thawing, an increase in heat waves and heavy precipitation, and decreased water resources in semi-arid regions. Temperatures soar world wide due to green-house gases that trap more heat in the atmosphere. Droughts are becoming longer, tropical storms more severe and glaciers are melting at a quicker rate.

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This is an informative map that tells about the Earth, earthquake prone areas in world map, the natural hazards affecting it and the high risks involved. The National Geographic map can be purchased online in 28 x 22 inches in finishing options that include paper, matte plastic and lamination.

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Size 28 x 22 in
Publisher Name National Geographic
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