Lecture 6 - 03:14 Numberofdeathsfromdisastersisincreasing

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03:14 Number of deaths from disasters is increasing  Types of natural disasters are changing- how many people die and how many people  suffer consequences depends on the response Katrina- hurricane combined with low level of preparedness to deal with it Japan- became more dramatic when combined with threat of nuclear safety Disaster:  Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters 10 or more people were killed 100 or more people were affected Significant damage was incurred A declaration of a state of emergency and/or appeal for international assistance made Not necessarily a good definition Trends reported from 1900-2000 See a huge increase in amount of natural disasters 2 billion people in the world in 1900, 7 billion now More people to be affected by these disasters, more population density Easier for a flood to kill 10 people with this higher density 2 different points:  Population has changed in size and density Communication and measurement has also increased, ability to observe them  Unlikely that the occurrence has increased 450 fold, likely that slope is less steep
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Lecture 6 - 03:14 Numberofdeathsfromdisastersisincreasing

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