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Natural and human factors in environmental disasters

Extreme events and the transformation of landscape

Auteurs :
VERSTAPPEN, H.T.
GREGORY, K.J.

Description :
The disasters associated with hazards, of exogenous and endogenous origin, are particularly severe in densely populated regions and in areas more vulnerable to extreme events because of environmental and/or economic marginality. Extreme events are most effective as a destructive element where environmental degradation has been provoked by inappropriate land utilization. Climatic changes and lack of awareness and preparedness are aggraving factors. Modern scientific concepts and emerging powerful technologies provide new tools for addressing the problem of balancing human needs and environmental equity.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geographia polonica, issn : 0016-7282, 2003, vol. 76, n°. 2, p. 175-184, nombre de pages : 10, Références bibliographiques : 5 ref.

Date :
2003

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pologne, Warszawa, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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