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Unformatted text preview: (1) What evidence suggests that the world is becoming increasingly unsafe? What has been happening to the numbers of people affected by natural disasters as well as to the scale of property damage from disasters? Is the main problem that more disasters are occurring, or is there another problem? What two demographic factors have led to increased human exposure to natural disasters? What other human activities may also be affecting the impacts of disasters? What kinds of actions have some poorer countries such as Cuba, Bangladesh, and Jamaica taken recently to reduce the impact of disasters? Broad: In Europe, high-tech flood control (NY Times) (1) What event led to a number of large flood prevention projects in the Netherlands and Britain? What lessons might these and others have for the rebuilding of New Orleans? How have the resources devoted to disaster prevention in the US differed from those in the European examples?...
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- Summer '08