5 Natural Hazards Outline - INDV 102 Modern Latin America:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
INDV 102 Modern Latin America: A Social Science Perspective Fall 2008 Natural Hazards and Society in Latin America Key Terms: Environmental Determinism - argues that the important material forces shaping our lives are to be found in the physical environment. Rich soil, a temperate climate, or too little rainfall might be the forces shaping society, encouraging progressive evolution or arresting it. From a natural science perspective climate and landforms are often mapped as if they are fixed or static features of the environment, however, they in fact they vary from year to year and may change over long periods of time. One important set of variations are natural hazards , extreme events or conditions such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and droughts. From a social science perspective , Nature creates hazards, but it is humans who create vulnerability, through social inequality and unequal access to resources. Social Vulnerability
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course INDV 102 0 taught by Professor Oglesby during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

Page1 / 2

5 Natural Hazards Outline - INDV 102 Modern Latin America:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online