Extreme natural hazards: population growth, globalization and environmental change.

@article{Huppert2006ExtremeNH,
  title={Extreme natural hazards: population growth, globalization and environmental change.},
  author={Herbert E. Huppert and R. Stephen J. Sparks},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={364 1845},
  pages={1875-88}
}
Mankind is becoming ever more susceptible to natural disasters, largely as a consequence of population growth and globalization. It is likely that in the future, we will experience several disasters per year that kill more than 10,000 people. A calamity with a million casualties is just a matter of time. This situation is mainly a consequence of increased vulnerability. Climate change may also be affecting the frequency of extreme weather events as well as the vulnerability of coastal areas due… CONTINUE READING

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