Natural Disaster Reduction ^SS Technical Committee, and Global Change International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction Editor's Note: This article is the third in a series of three articles based on a presentation to the Symposium on the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction held 24 January 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee. The symposium was held in conjunction with the 74th AMS Annual Meeting. mala, Iran, Chile, Nicaragua, Colombia, Solomon Is- There are three types of global change that affect lands, Ecuador, Vanuatu, and the Philippines are the human and economic losses due to natural disasters. most vulnerable dozen countries, by this criterion. The The three kinds of changes are ratio in Latin America of deaths to numbers of people 1) increasing economic development, especially along injured in a disaster was 3 to 800 over the past two coastlines, in flood plains, and other hazard-prone decades; thus, the enormous amount of human suffer- areas; ing from natural disasters is greatly understated by 2) changes in land surfaces and vegetation; and noting only the number of deaths. 3) variability and change in frequency and severity of Burton et al. (1978) pointed out that "about 95% of natural hazards. disaster-related deaths occur among
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 29, 1994
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