IAS Geog - Week 1 - World at Risk - Global hazards and causes
65 slide presentation with video links for clear explanation and classroom activities
Enquiry question: What are global hazards and what causes them? IAS Geography / Topic 1: World at Risk
When does a hazard become a disaster?
Natural hazards are caused bygeophysical processes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Landslides, Tsunamis.
Natural hazards are caused byhydro-meteorological processes: Cyclones, Depressions, Weather associated with a depression, Hurricanes, Drought, Floods, Tornadoes, El Niño explained.
Disaster risk can be explained bythe relationship between hazards,vulnerability and capacity to cope (The Disaster Risk Equation)
Global Warming: Causes of global warming, The major sources of greenhouses gases, Predicted Effects of Global Warming for the year 2100, What have we done about it so far? UNFCCC – 20 Years of Effort and Achievement, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, Bonn climate change conference (COP 23)
Context and chronic hazards