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To what extent can hazards be controlled and managed?

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AS and A Level Hazardous Environments

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Hazards

To what extent can hazards be controlled and managed?

Hazards are the bane of most LEDC's throughout the world retarding development and causing colossal amounts of destruction and death, killing over a hundred and forty people in one sea surge alone in 1991 in Bangladesh. This has meant that there has been a desperate response to these natural phenomena by rich and poor governments alike to reduce the affects of natural hazards, be it through controlling the hazard or managing it. There are many different natural hazards that people suffer from and many different ways by which governments and people and control and manage them, however, I cannot speak here about all of them in sufficient detail, so I have decided to concentrate, on the most dangerous type of hazard, floods, which cause the most death and destruction than any hazard, affecting 32% of all people affected by natural hazards. Than I shall speak about how drought, which causes amazing amounts of damage and affects 30% of all people affected by hazards, but causes less than 3% of deaths, is managed since unlike flooding the damage is more superficial, I shall contrast this to Earthquakes, which

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