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sp10_1b_106_Policy - The Science and Politics of Natural...

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The Science and Politics of Natural Disasters Isla Vista Beach Cliff Erosion, 2005 (Arthur Gibbs Sylvester, UCSB) Disaster Event that causes great loss of life &/or property (&/or environment) Catastrophe When damages to people, property, or society (or environment) are sufficient that recovery or rehabilitation is long, involved process Hazard Potential danger that poses a threat to people or property
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