GEOL 106 Lecture Notes - Risk Perception, Truism

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Jan 17, 2011 -brazilian mudslides claim 610 lives. Due to our ecologic footprint we are considered unsustainable. Resource : something that is useful to us. Hazard : something which may cause harm to people ( death. injury. property damage ) Important note : after a hazard event there are both loses and. Some people lose and some people gain. Construction workers are getting paid. physical damage to property. Gain of business (just know gain, loses , things like that) The quake may have cracked rock but it also allowing gas or oil to temporarily seep towards the surface. # of deaths ( population density ) # of injuries ( population density ) Cost to fix and time it takes to do that. Extent of $ loss due to property damage. Why is distinction important ( is it a catastrophe or disaster? : government / world aid, historical perspective ( how often do really big events happen? )

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