GEOL 106 - LEC 13

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Department
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Course
GEOL 106
Professor
Prof.
Semester
Fall

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11-11-22 8:38 PM Readings In Textbook Chapter 1 : pages 2-9 pages 15-26 Do your Ecological Footprint www.myfootprint.org how many earths would it take to support the whole population at your level of affluence? Risk Analysis and Risk Management - We carry this out in order to minimize damage from Hazards Disasters and Catastraphes - Need to define all these terms Hazard - Hazard - Something which may cause harm to people (death/injury/property damage) - Ex. Landslides, Snow, Avalanches - They are both a) natural hazards b) anthropogenic hazards - a) and b) are both intertwined There are landslides on Mars - Is there a Hazard from martian landslides? - Yes we have human hazard on mars.. if land rover is damaged tax money goes to land rover instead of health care and support of us Distinguish between Hazard vs. Resource - Resource - something that is useful to us - Hazard - Something which may cause harm to people ….. " all substances are poison; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy" - Paracelsus ( 1492 - 1541 ad ) Poison -> Hazard Remedy -> Resource Water could be a resource and poison Diagram - Water as a resource and as a hazard Amount Hazard Damage Threshold Resource Hazard Damage Threshold Time Whats ne
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