Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 A hazardous process is an event that...

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Chapter 2 · A hazardous process is an event that involves risk or chance. The occurrence anywhere/ anytime of tornados, landslides, earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions are all hazardous processes—but they can produce either disasters or catastrophes , or neither (if no life of infrastructure is affected) - disaster- sudden or great misfortune; a calamity - catastrophe- a wide spread disaster; an event subverting the system of things; a disastrous end. · ‘catastrophic threshold’- that point where 25% of the population of the species is killed off by an event or a closely connected series of events that occur in a very short time span. Not clear if that’s global or regional. Rising cost of natural disasters/catastrophes: oRising population § Choice to live in ‘hazardous’ regions
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course EARTH SCIE 2010 taught by Professor Neil during the Fall '10 term at UWO.

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