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Natural hazard hotspots, by risk type

Year: 2006 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Disasters and natural hazards represents one strong aspect of vulnerability for the exposed and poor of the World. With climate change, the frequency of certain natural hazards are expected to increase. This map presents an output from an analysis investigating hazard exposure and historical vulnerability for selected natural hazards, together with population distribution and economy. Specifically, this map provides information on what natural hazards reprents the highest risk, and where in the World.
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