It is this eternal stage in life where age takes a back seat and contemplation becomes the forerunner.
Contact Disaster Risk and Vulnerability: A large, violent tornado, for instance, passing through an open field presents little danger.
On the other hand, a relatively weak tornado can pose significant risks to human life and can result in great economic losses in densely populated areas. While the intensity is important, of equal or greater importance is the presence of a population whose demographic or socioeconomic characteristics may place its members at greater risk of harm before, during, and after a disaster.
Consequently, policies aimed at addressing risk and vulnerability must also take into account these differential impacts and outcomes of disasters.
Population Growth and Distribution Population growth and distribution, especially increased population density and urbanization, increases vulnerability to disasters.
Congestion, limited escape routes, dense infrastructure, and poverty add to the vulnerability. Cities and countries in other regions of the world face similar problems. For example, researchers argue that in countries such as China, urban earthquakes are more dangerous because of the density of the infrastructure.
Commonly issued in English, disaster warnings may be misunderstood or not understood at all by Spanish-speaking individuals.
During the Indian Ocean tsunami, women and children were more likely to suffer injuries and fatalities than men and boys were. The effects of age and disability on disaster vulnerability were clearly seen among elderly individuals trapped in nursing facilities during Hurricane Katrina.
How can we expand and strengthen our research initiatives to enhance our understanding of differential vulnerability and to develop more effective policies to protect diverse population groups from disasters, while recognizing the unique risks and vulnerabilities that underrepresented groups confront?
References Ben Wisner et al. Princeton University Press, Quijia Zou et al.
Institute of Geophysics, State Seismological Bureau, Elaine Enarson and Betty H. Ethnicity, Gender, and The Sociology of Disasters, ed. Changing the Face of America New York: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe, 2d ed.
Bullard and Beverly Wright Denver:Background of the Problem “Where’s the beef?” “Clap on! Clap off!” “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Few phenomena penetrate the American social psyche quicker than television commercials.
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