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Disasters: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and floods 

Disasters: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and floods

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Disasters: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and floods
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Peter J. Baxter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0905012
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date: 26 June 2017

Natural disasters (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, floods) affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people every year, and their impact is increasing year on year because of continuing expansion of human populations into increasingly exposed areas, with environmental degradation making these settlements more vulnerable, especially in heavily urbanized areas. Future climate change may exacerbate matters, with many forecasts predicting an increase in hurricanes, severe wind storms, flooding and droughts....

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